View Full Version : Kangaroo tries to drown dog, then attacks owner

11-23-2009, 05:42 PM
LOL, this is kinda funny.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091123/ap_on_re_as/as_australia_kangaroo_attack;_ylt=AjgoB.ZODwj0jFDH hpXaN5ys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJwZTZtMThuBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIw MDkxMTIzL2FzX2F1c3RyYWxpYV9rYW5nYXJvb19hdHRhY2sEcG 9zAzQEc2VjA3luX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDa2FuZ2Fyb290 cmll

Kangaroo tries to drown dog, attacks owner

Mon Nov 23, 7:57 am ET

MELBOURNE, Australia A kangaroo startled by a man walking his dog attacked the pair, pinning the pet underwater and slashing the owner in the abdomen with its hind legs.

The Australian, Chris Rickard, was in stable condition Monday after the attack, which ended when the 49-year-old elbowed the kangaroo in the throat. He said he was walking his blue heeler, Rocky, on Sunday morning when they surprised a sleeping kangaroo in Arthur's Creek northeast of Melbourne. The dog chased the animal into a pond, when the kangaroo turned and pinned the pet underwater.

When Rickard tried to pull his dog free, the kangaroo turned on him, attacking with its hind legs and tearing a deep gash into his abdomen and across his face.

"I thought I might take a hit or two dragging the dog out from under his grip, but I didn't expect him to actually attack me," Rickard, 49, told The Herald Sun newspaper. "It was a shock at the start because it was a kangaroo, about 5 feet high, they don't go around killing people."

Kangaroos rarely attack people but will fight if they feel threatened.

Dogs often chase kangaroos, which have been known to lead the pets into water and defend themselves there.

Rickard said he ended the attack by elbowing the kangaroo in the throat, adding Rocky was "half-drowned" when he pulled him from the water.

County Mike
11-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Elbow to the throat. Good move. I usually go with a thumb to the eye to get me out of a jam.

11-23-2009, 06:28 PM
Where's Mac when you need him? He would have had a dozen arrows in that thing in no time :happydancing:

11-23-2009, 10:26 PM
Where's Mac when you need him? He would have had a dozen arrows in that thing in no time :happydancing:

pfft Mac needs his brother and father to kill things.

11-24-2009, 03:35 AM
I hate when that happens.

11-24-2009, 03:39 AM
I hate when that happens.


11-24-2009, 05:50 AM
Nothing does it like a swift kick to the pouch area then a quick eldow for good measure, thats Kangaroo fighting at it's best.:tongue0011::tongue0011::tongue0011: works everytime!!!