Kangaroo kills man who kept him as a pet in Australia

australian police investigates the death of a 77-year-old man as a result of what is the first fatal attack of a kangaroo in the country since 1936, as confirmed to Efe by the authorities on Tuesday.

The victim, who is believed to have had the animal as a pet, was found by a relative on Sunday afternoon at his residence, located in the remote rural area of ​​Redmond, in southwestern Australia, with “serious injuries”, where the emergency services were dispatched.

However, upon arriving at the premises, the kangaroo he presented an aggressive behavior and “prevented the rescuers from accessing the wounded man”for which police officers also went to the property, where they shot the animal to death due to the “threat” representing health personnel.

“The police went to the scene. The kangaroo represented a continuing threat to emergency services and officers were asked to kill the kangaroo with a firearm,” the Western Australia Police Force said in a statement.

A wild animal

Investigators believe that the fatal attack occurred on the same Sunday and added that the man did not resist the injuries sustained, so he died at the scene.

Everything indicates, according to the authorities, that the animal would be a wild kangaroo that “was kept as a pet by the injured man”, despite the fact that Australian law has restrictions and regulations regarding the maintenance of wild fauna in domestic environments.

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This is the first record of a fatal attack by a wild kangaroo in Australia since 1936, when another of those marsupials killed one person in New South Wales.

wild kangaroos, can exceed 50 kilosare common in southwestern Australia and, while attacks on humans are not unusual, they rarely result in fatalities.

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