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  • WATCH: Man bodyslams kangaroo after it attacked him

    WATCH: Man bodyslams kangaroo after it attacked him

    A man slammed a kangaroo with his body after it attacked him. And it was all caught on camera. Watch video here.

    WATCH AS THE MAN TRIES TO RUN AWAY

    The video footage taken on the CCTV video camera shows the animal running after the man as he runs to escape the marsupial.

    According to a report by the Mirror, the incident happened in New South Wales, Australia. 

    After chasing him, the kangaroo brought him down, and the pair fought it out in a fierce brawl which left both looking worse for wear.

    Luckily for the man, he ends up able to pin down the animal, but not without catching a few blows first.

    Kangaroos are mostly not aggressive, but thousands of mostly undocumented attacks do occur in Australia when the animals feel threatened.

    WHEN DO KANGAROOS ATTACK?

    The risk of being attacked by a kangaroo is very low. Several thousand people seek medical attention each year for injuries from domestic pets, while fewer than five people in NSW are treated for kangaroo-related injuries. 

    The greatest risk is in areas where people have altered kangaroos’ natural habitat and feeding patterns. 

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    YOU ARE MOST AT RISK OF AN ATTACK WHEN:

    You are most at risk of an attack when: 

    • Their numbers, movements and group structure have changed because kangaroos’ natural predators are no longer present, or new habitat has been provided with the creation of dams, shelter and pastures

    • Kangaroos have lost their instinctive fear of humans because people have fed or handled them 

    • A kangaroo sees a person as a sparring partner or threat to themselves, their offspring or their dominance of the group 

    • A kangaroo is cornered or startled

    • Female kangaroos are weaning their young

    • A habituated kangaroo (a kangaroo who is used to people) has aggressive traits

    A kangaroo will attack a person as if they were another kangaroo. It may push or grapple with its forepaws or sit back and kick out with its hind legs. As resulting injuries can be serious, avoiding conflict with kangaroos is vital. 

    ALSO READ: Tiger attack and killed worker at the Seaview Predator Park

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