Australia: Man Killed By Pet (or Wild ?) Kangaroo.

Same.

WAV Comment: Do these statements by the police sort of really contradict each other ? – pet or wild ?

A police spokesperson told media they believed the man had been attacked by the kangaroo – a wild animal – earlier in the day.

Australian man killed by kangaroo he kept as pet, police say

Getty Images – Kangaroo attacks are rare in Australia

Australian man killed by kangaroo he kept as pet, police say

An Australian man has died after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet, police say.

A relative found the 77-year-old man with serious injuries on Monday at his home in Redmond, about 400km (250 miles) south of Perth.

When the ambulance crew arrived at the rural property, the kangaroo prevented them from treating the man.

Police say they were forced to shoot the marsupial dead so paramedics could reach him. The man died at the scene.

A police spokesperson told media they believed the man had been attacked by the kangaroo – a wild animal – earlier in the day.

Australia is home to about 50 million kangaroos, which can weigh up to 90kg and grow to 2m tall.

But fatal attacks are rare – this is the first one reported in Australia since 1936.

Kangaroos have “a lot of weapons” such as sharp teeth, claws and powerful legs, kangaroo behaviour expert Graeme Coulson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“Certainly if they’re cornered or in some sort of distress, that can be quite dangerous,” Associate Professor Coulson said.

“The problem with kangaroos and people is we’re both upright animals, we stand on our two feet, and an upright stance like that is a challenge to the male kangaroo.”

In July, a kangaroo left a 67-year-old woman with cuts and a broken leg after it attacked her on a walk in Queensland.

And a three-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries in an attack in New South Wales in March.

Urban development across Australia is increasingly encroaching on wild kangaroo habitats.

Regards Mark

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-62884861

One thought on “Australia: Man Killed By Pet (or Wild ?) Kangaroo.”

  1. Kangaroos are wild animals, not pets. 77 years old, you would think he had enough sense. Obviously not. I feel badly for the poor Kangaroo.

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