Australian pet kangaroo kills 77-year-old man: In southwest Australia, a man who may have keeping a wild kangaroo as a pet murdered by it, according to authorities on Tuesday. According to reports, it was the first kangaroo assault to result in death in Australia since 1936.
A relative discovered the 77-year-old man on his farm Sunday in semi-rural Redmond, 400 kilometers (250 miles) southeast of Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, with “severe injuries.”
The kangaroo, which police shot dead because it was impeding paramedics from getting to the wounded guy, was thought to have attacked him earlier in the day.
The statement said the kangaroo ” presented a continuous hazard to emergency responders.”
Police are putting up a report for a coroner who will record the formal cause of death; the guy passed away at the site.
There are legal limits on keeping Australian native species as pets, and police suspect the victim had been keeping the wild kangaroo as a pet.
Western gray kangaroos, which may grow to a maximum weight of 54 kilograms (119 pounds) and a height of 1.3 meters (4 feet 3 inches), are widespread in southwest Australia.
They use their short upper limbs to wrestle with their opponent, their muscular tails to support their body weight, and then they lash out with both of their formidable clawed rear legs. Males may be violent and attack humans using the same methods they use to fight each other.
Years after attacked by a kangaroo, William Cruickshank, 38, passed away in a hospital in Hillston, New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.
Cruickshank tried to save his two dogs from a considerable kangaroo, but he sustained severe head injuries, including a fractured jaw, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.