Most Aussie insurance claim ever
EVERY Australian knows that cars and kangaroos do not mix.
With some adult males standing at over 1.8 meters tall and weighing up to 90kg of pure muscle, they can do some serious damage to your car if you are unlucky enough to collide with one.
Fiona Cosgrove was one of those unlucky drivers, who had a close encounter with a kangaroo when it jumped out in front of her car as she and her family were driving back to their farm in Arrowsmith East, Western Australia.
She said the roo "did a number" on her car after hitting the front bumper and bouncing down the left hand side of vehicle.
"It took out the front left hand side fog light, popped out the front left side wheel arch, put a big dent in the left hand passenger door and the broke the back left wheel arch," Ms Cosgrove told news.com.au.
But there is a ray of light in this unfortunate tale, which comes in the form of her insurance claim sketch.
If you have been lucky enough to have never had to lodge an insurance claim, there is a section on the form where you are asked to draw a picture of what happened.
Ms Cosgrove's interpretation of events and resulting diagram has provided a lot of people a good chuckle.
She made sure to detail all the critical aspects of the accident such as the car, the bush that lined both sides of the road and, of course, the "huge beast" of a kangaroo.
Ms Cosgrove admitted that she wasn't sure how large the animal actually was, saying that it was a "bit of a laugh as the way it came up was quite big compared to the car."
"I was sort of winging it and I originally wasn't going to put the kangaroo on there because I am not the best drawer," she said.
"I drew it in led pencil first and then traced over it in pen and then looked at it and went 'Oh, that's bad'."
The bemused motorist said she did get some help from family members, with her sister pointing out that she needed to add in some feet and her child offered to give her some drawing lessons.
"My seven-year-old actually said to me: 'Look mum, I can show you how to draw a kangaroo if you like?'," she said.
Ms Cosgrove shared a picture of her work to her Facebook page 'The Farmers Cook WA', so her followers could all get a laugh out of the "massive dinosaur like creature" she had drawn.
"I have been asked this morning if I have a sequel picture coming out. I am aiming for an Archibald and maybe an art school scholarship," she joked.
This was the first time Ms Cosgrove's car had been damaged by a kangaroo but the rest of her family had experienced plenty of run-ins before.
"I have never had any damage, I have always done pretty well. The rest of my family are very prone to hitting kangaroos. It is pretty common out here," she said.
The insurance claim is now being processed with Elders and Ms Cosgrove is happy that people are getting a laugh out of the situation.