Images captured from a distance at 6am 21st Oct.2012. Woodgate Beach Qld. Aust. 100D Canon Edited to create a collage. The idea of a boxing kangaroo originates from the animal’s defensive behavior, in which it will use its smaller forelegs (its “arms”) to hold an attacker in place while using the claws on its larger hind legs to try to kick, slash or disembowel them. This stance gives the impression that the kangaroo appears to be “boxing” with its attacker.