Brisbane (Australia) – A 69-year-old woman who was playing golf in the Australian state of Queensland was attacked by a kangaroo and seriously injured.
The victim was taken to hospital in a “stable condition,” local emergency services said on Twitter on Friday.
According to media reports, the Marsupial attack took place at the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast, which is popular with tourists.
Because beautiful! The beast, which attacked without any warning, suddenly kicked the Australians.
“With that first kick she fell to the ground and the kangaroo kicked her several times while she was on the ground,” said Joel McGowan, Queensland Ambulance Operations Chief.
The Australian newspaper The Guardian reported that the kangaroo abruptly stopped its attack and fled, leaving the woman on the ground with severe cuts to her face, head, arms and legs.
The victim, still unconscious, took refuge in a golf cart after the attack. After a while the paramedics arrived.
It is not yet clear why the kangaroo attacked the Australians. In general, animals are quiet – but they can become aggressive if they feel threatened, according to the Queensland Environment Department.
“Although the risk of this happening is very small, we still need to be more careful around the animals,” it said.
Third kangaroo attack since mid-March
According to 9 News, this is the third kangaroo attack since mid-March.
Just then, a teenage girl in Victoria was riding in a moped when a kangaroo suddenly jumped out of the woods and pushed her off the bike. Outcome: The 14-year-old boy was hospitalized for ten days with serious injuries.
In March, a three-year-old girl in New South Wales was attacked and seriously injured by a kangaroo’s house property.
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