An Australian mom has told of being “stalked” by a rogue kangaroo for two days before it savaged her, leaving her with a 12-inch scar.
Kirrily McWilliams was first confronted by the growling female eastern gray kangaroo in the backyard of her property south of Port Macquarie, in New South Wales — and the next day it got through her fence and attacked her dog, a 143-pound mastiff.
Despite worried calls to National Parks and Wildlife Services for help, McWilliams was told to ignore the animal and it would go away, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported.
That afternoon she was walking down the driveway to pick her daughter up from the school bus when she saw the mad marsupial heading towards her at high speed. With nowhere to hide she dropped to the ground and curled up in a ball.
Of course carrying a gun is NOT just for aggressive people. Around here the commonly feared beasties are things like Bull Moose, Bears, Coyotes, or large cats…but even a dog attack can turn deadly. Heck in more extreme I’ve heard of people getting attack by deer who were either protecting young, injured, or felt they were cornered.
In America, if nature turns hostile, you can shoot it can call the authorities for cleanup and verification that indeed the animal was a danger and no, you’re not a poacher (but I guess a pre-dug hole can be the end of it as well) and you go on with life.
Rather than simply be at the mercy of how the authorities want to deal…and in this case NOT deal with it, while you’re getting the crap beat out of you by a hostile critter.