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Kangaroo kills man in Australia

Australia Kangaroo Attack
Posted at 10:33 AM, Sep 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 14:35:42-04

A kangaroo attacked and killed a 77-year-old man in Western Australia, authorities said.

According to Australian media, family members found Peter Eades on Sunday with serious injuries.

Emergency crews were called in and reportedly had to shoot the kangaroo to get to Eades.

Efforts to save Eades were unsuccessful and he died at the scene, police said.

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Eades had raised the three-year-old kangaroo as a pet since it was a joey.

Fatal kangaroo attacks are rare in Australia. The last one reportedly occurred in 1936.