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Matt the kangaroo starts working behind the bar of a Perth pub

A suburban pub appeared to have a new staff member when kangaroo boldly hopped inside and sat up behind the bar.

Hilarious videos showed the helpful roo at John Forrest Wildflower Tavern in Perth, Western Australia, were shared online by bartender Katelyn Hutton.

The curious marsupial is said to be a ‘local’ at the tavern, nestled in the John Forrest National Park, the oldest national park in Western Australia

Pub worker Katelyn Hutton posted a series of videos of 'Matt' the kangaroo on TikTok

Pub worker Katelyn Hutton posted a series of videos of 'Matt' the kangaroo on TikTok

Pub worker Katelyn Hutton posted a series of videos of ‘Matt’ the kangaroo on TikTok

Maybe that’s why Matt the kangaroo was so casual when he hopped behind the bar and started sniffing the cash register. 

‘Your pretending like your working, but I don’t see it actually happening’, Ms Hutton said. ‘Come on, pour a beer.’

In another video, Matt has seemingly finished his ‘shift’ and is swarmed by a crowd of kangaroos waiting outside the tavern. 

‘Alright buddy, good first day at work, just don’t know if it’s going to happen again, because you keep on bringing in your girlfriends’, Ms Hutton said. 

The series of hilarious videos show the kangaroo boldly hopping around the bar as Ms Hutton encourages the furry visitor to pour a beer

The series of hilarious videos show the kangaroo boldly hopping around the bar as Ms Hutton encourages the furry visitor to pour a beer

The series of hilarious videos show the kangaroo boldly hopping around the bar as Ms Hutton encourages the furry visitor to pour a beer

The pub is popular with tourists, hikers and locals who can enjoy a well-earned pint while kangaroos and rosellas come within metres of their table. 

After sharing the hilarious videos with her 26,000 followers on TikTok, Ms Hutton and her furry employee went viral, with one clip receiving 2.3 million views. 

TikTok users were shocked at how close the kangaroos came to the customers, with many international viewers mistaking the kangaroo for a dog before hearing Ms Hutton’s accent. 

‘Kangaroos are scary man! I would’ve handed him the keys and walked out, it’s his bar now’, one comment wrote. 

Visitors to the John Forrest Wildflower Tavern are visited by friendly kangaroos and rosellas

Visitors to the John Forrest Wildflower Tavern are visited by friendly kangaroos and rosellas

Visitors to the John Forrest Wildflower Tavern are visited by friendly kangaroos and rosellas

‘My heart dropped in the beginning, I was thinking what kind of dog is that’, another user shared.  

One TikTok user said the kangaroo’s talents could be better used for pub security.  

‘He’s obviously the bouncer, when he kicks someone out the bar it doesn’t matter if they go through the door, window or wall’.

Other users appreciated how uniquely Australian the videos were. 

‘Just a normal day in the land down under’, one comment wrote. 

The country pub is nestled in the John Forrest National Park in Perth's outer eastern suburbs

The country pub is nestled in the John Forrest National Park in Perth's outer eastern suburbs

The country pub is nestled in the John Forrest National Park in Perth’s outer eastern suburbs

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