A woman was injured by a kangaroo while playing golf in Queensland, Australia. The victim was taken to hospital in “stable condition”, local emergency services said on Twitter.
According to media reports, the marsupial attack occurred in Arundel on the Gold Coast, which is popular with tourists. He said the woman, aged around 60, sustained injuries on her head, arms and legs. Channel 9 News.
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Attacking without warning, the beast suddenly kicked the Australian. “That first kick knocked her to the ground and while she was on the ground the kangaroo kicked her several more times,” Queensland Ambulance Operations chief of operations Joel McEwan said. The media called it a “malicious attack”. It is unclear why the kangaroo attacked the Australian without provocation.
The animals are generally peaceful – but can become aggressive if they feel threatened, according to the Queensland Department of Environment. “Although the risk of this happening is very small, we still need to be careful around animals,” it said.
According to 9News, this is the third kangaroo attack since mid-March. Then, a young woman was riding a moped in the province of Victoria when a kangaroo suddenly jumped out of the forest and pushed her off the bike. A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized for ten days with multiple injuries. In March, a three-year-old girl was attacked and seriously injured by a kangaroo on her property in New South Wales.
Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia. There are four species of jumping marsupials: red kangaroo, eastern gray kangaroo, western gray kangaroo and antelope kangaroo. In tropical Queensland, the eastern gray kangaroo is very common. (dpa)
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