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Kangaroo Batters Three People Leaving One Of Them In Hospital With Serious Injuries

Kangaroo Batters Three People Leaving One Of Them In Hospital With Serious Injuries

When we see kangaroos, it's usually on the Facebook page of someone we went to school with back in 2009, who's now travelling around Australia in an attempt to find themselves.

They look pretty cute, but don't be deceived. There are three people in Queensland who know only too well about the wrath of a kangaroo kick.

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According to the MailOnline, one of the people attacked by the animal has been hospitalised with a 'significant' chest injury. Ouch.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The incident happened on Ayers Rock Rd at Cypress Gardens, southwest of Toowoomba, early on Saturday morning and emergency crews rushed to the scene.

By the time they arrived, the kangaroo had fled, leaving a 54-year-old woman severely wounded, a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told The Courier Mail.

The woman has sustained a 'significant chest wound' injury and two other people suffered minor cuts, the spokesperson said.

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In a post on their Twitter account, Queensland Ambulance confirmed three people had sustained injuries after being attacked by a kangaroo at Cypress Gardens.

In a second tweet, they added: "1 patient with serious injuries and 2 with minor injuries being transported to Toowoomba Hospital by road".

The MailOnline reported that it's not clear what the trio were doing at the time of the attack, and aside from the 54-year-old woman, the age and gender of the other two are not known.

Kangaroo attacks are rare, according to wildlife expert, Ian Temby, who told The Age: "If you're standing up, the kangaroo can kick you with its hind feet and that can pretty much rip you open. That's extremely dangerous."

Giving advice on what to do if you find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, Temby, who spent 33 years with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, said: "Just get away from it as fast as you can."

Solid guidance, mate.

He added: "You need to crouch down low and back away, get away, and get a bush or a tree between you and the kangaroo. It's not going to chase you far."

He said the best way to avoid being attacked by a kangaroo is to always keep a safe distance, never give them food, and to always watch for signs of aggression.

We'll keep this in mind...

Featured Image Credit: Storytrender/PA

Topics: Attack, News, Animals, Australia

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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