11/05/2012 06:16 BST | Updated 11/05/2012 06:34 BST

Golden Retriever Squares Off With Stray Wallaby In Kent Field (VIDEO)

Meet 29-year-old teacher Alex Pooley and her awesomely-named golden retriever Shackleton. Oh, and this wallaby here, who we don't know the name of. Sorry about that.

Ms. Pooley was walking her faithful hound in a field near the village of Pluckley, Kent, when her pet dog suddenly discovered a stray wallaby in front of his snout.

Of course, after a couple of milliseconds, Shackleton did what you'd expect a dog like Shackleton to do in this situation and gave chase, dragging his owner by the lead and forcing her to switch off her mobile phone before she dropped it.

Bizarrely, this isn't the first time a wallaby has been spotted in the area, with one sighted crossing a nearby road back in 2008, according to, and BBC Online reporting that the very same marsupials were seen grazing on grass in a family's garden in 2009.

Have you ever seen a wallaby in your back garden? Ever spied a kangaroo swimming in your pond? Let us know in the comment box below.