An Australian man has died following remaining attacked by a kangaroo he had been trying to keep as a pet, law enforcement say.
A relative observed the 77-calendar year-old person with really serious accidents on Monday at his household in Redmond, about 400km (250 miles) south of Perth.
When paramedics arrived at the rural home, the kangaroo prevented them from managing the guy.
Police were compelled to shoot the marsupial lifeless. The male died at the scene.
A law enforcement spokesperson told media they believed the man had been attacked by the kangaroo – a wild animal – earlier in the working day.
Australia is dwelling to about 50 million kangaroos, which can weigh up to 90kg and expand to 2m tall.
But lethal attacks are uncommon – this is the 1st one particular claimed in Australia due to the fact 1936.
Kangaroos have “a large amount of weapons” these kinds of as sharp enamel, claws and highly effective legs, kangaroo conduct qualified Graeme Coulson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“Definitely if they are cornered or in some kind of distress, that can be pretty dangerous,” Affiliate Professor Coulson stated.
“The dilemma with kangaroos and folks is we are each 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 still left a 67-yr-previous girl with cuts and a broken leg soon after it attacked her on a wander in Queensland.
And a three-calendar year-aged girl endured severe head accidents in an attack in New South Wales in March.
Urban enhancement across Australia is ever more encroaching on wild kangaroo habitats.