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Kangaroo Fatally Attacks Man, Keeps Rescuers From Saving

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  • A man who had been keeping a wild kangaroo as a pet was killed by the animal in southwest Australia, police said Tuesday. It was reportedly the first fatal attack by a kangaroo in Australia since 1936.
  • A relative found the 77-year-old man with “serious injuries” on his property Sunday in semirural Redmond, 250 miles southeast of the Western Australia state capital Perth.
  • It was believed he had been attacked earlier in the day by the kangaroo, which police shot dead because it was preventing paramedics from reaching the injured man.

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