First deadly kangaroo attack in Australia since 1936

First deadly kangaroo attack in Australia since 1936

First deadly kangaroo attack in Australia since 1936

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For the first time since 1936, a man died from a kangaroo attack, Australian police said, on Tuesday 13 September. (Illustrative photo)

MISCELLANEOUS – He is the first man to die from a kangaroo attack in nearly a century. An Australian man was killed by a wild kangaroo in Redmond, southwestern Australia, Australian police announced on Tuesday (September 13). A deadly attack not seen since 1936.

A relative found the 77-year-old man with “serious injuries” Sunday in his property. According to initial police information, the man may have kept this wild kangaroo as a pet. The police unfortunately had to ground the beast because it prevented rescuers from reaching the injured man.

Australian law imposes restrictions on keeping wild animals, the CBC reports. Permits may be issued in some cases, but this is rarely the case for keeping kangaroos. These are indeed wild animals that do not support captivity.

Sometimes aggressive animals

“We don’t know what the situation was, if he was suffering or why he was kept in captivity and unfortunately … He’s not a cute animal, he’s a wild animal”Tanya Irwin, who deals with macropods at the Native Animal Rescue Service in the city of Perth, told The Associated Press.

Western gray kangaroos are common in southwestern Australia. Males can be aggressive and fight humans with the same techniques they use among themselves. They use their upper limbs to grab their opponent, and their powerful legs are scary claws.

In July, a kangaroo left a 67-year-old woman with cuts and a broken leg after assaulting her on a walk in Queensland, according to the BBC. A three-year-old girl sustained severe head injuries in an attack in New South Wales in March.

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