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November 10, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

A kangaroo “in a bad mood” on the NSW South Coast has pushed over an 80-year-old man who may have been trying to feed it jam and cream on toast.

Paramedics treated the man yesterday morning for cuts to his lower legs after the attack at Bendalong, the Illawarra Mercury reported.

The patient was transported to Milton Ulladulla Hospital in stable condition. A paramedic told the paper the patient was “a lovely bloke” with a fondness for local kangaroos. He likes to feed them treats, jam and cream on toast being a favourite.

Kangaroos are Australian tourism icons but they are also wild animals and can be unpredictable. Earlier this year, a hulking male kangaroo leapt on a Melbourne jogger and knocked her to the ground in an attack that left her bleeding and requiring emergency surgery.


The sudden attack resembled a similar event last year, when a big male kangaroo attacked two women tourists as they cycled along South Australia’s Riesling Trail, one of the Clare Valley’s most popular and picturesque areas.

In the 2016 Riesling Trail attack, Sharon Heinrich was cycling with her friend Helen Salter when a kangaroo, peering at the women cyclists from a ledge above the trail, suddenly sprang. The leaping marsupial knocked both women off their bikes and ruptured Heinrich’s breast implant.

Written by Peter Needham

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