November 29, 2020

Man feeds kangaroos toast, still gets attacked by one

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Another reminder that despite their somewhat cute appearance, kangaroos are yes, still wild animals.An 80-year-old man has been injured after being attacked by a kangaroo on Thursday morning at Bendalong, located in , .He suffered multiple cuts to his lower legs in the attack, according to a NSW Ambulance statement.

It was an unfortunate incident for the man, who fed local kangaroos every morning — in this case, one of the kangaroos became aggressive.

“He’s a lovely bloke who spoils them a little, feeding them jam and cream on toast. On this occasion one of the roos was in a bad mood and pushed him over,” , a paramedic who attended the scene, said in a statement.

The elderly man was treated at the scene and was transferred to .

NSW Ambulance said they’ve dealt with 38 incidents involving kangaroos in the three months between August and October this year, mostly involving collisions with vehicles.

They’re not just cute creatures, people.



The offending kangaroo. IMAGE: AMBULANCE NSW

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