What's that Skip? You want to go for a dip?
ACT water police got a little more than they bargained for during one of their patrols on Wednesday morning, and were captured on video rescuing a kangaroo from Lake Burley Griffin.
The video, posted to Reddit on Wednesday by user Dean Isreb, shows two police on a jet ski towing a small kangaroo back to shore near Queen Elizabeth Terrace.
Animal rescue crews were on standby, ready to take the kangaroo back to safety.
However, once the kangaroo was placed back on dry land, it then took two hops straight back into the lake.
The police officers were seen driving the jetski back over to the paddling kangaroo.
Mr Isreb said police eventually rescued the kangaroo a second time, handing him over to animal rescue workers.
But it seemed the kangaroo had other ideas, managing to escape again, only this time heading towards the High Court and not into the drink.
It's far from the first time marsupials have been rescued from Lake Burley Griffin.
Members of the Broulee Surf Life Saving Club got to practice their skills on a kangaroo seen paddling in the lake near Kingston in 2015.
Dragon boaters out on the lake managed to save a drowning roo from the central basin in 2014.
An ACT Parks and Conservation spokesman told The Canberra Times in 2018 that kangaroos ending up in bodies of water wasn't uncommon, saying Lake Burley Griffin was the most common lake for the animal to end up in due to the lake's size.
"Kangaroos found in our urban lakes have usually got there after being scared or startled by a dog, typically one that is off-leash," the spokesman said at the time.
Residents near the lake had been calling for more to be done to prevent distressed animals falling into the lake.