2 year old boy survives deadly Kangaroo attack in Australia

2 year old boy survives deadly Kangaroo attack in Australia

Port Macquarie : Australia | Nov 06, 2011 at 7:39 AM PST
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A very wet arrival at Port Macquarie

He was playing on his parents property while a dreadful Kangaroo twice of his size attacked him and left him injured swear with bleeding.

Zakkiah Galea was playing with his wheelbarrow on his parents' 3ha property at Lake Cathie, south of Port Macquarie. His eight month pregnant mother told that she saw the rogue female eastern grey over him and hurting his arms while the boy was pinned to the ground.

"It was just terrible. (Zakkiah) had a gory face, blood had saturated from side to side his shirt," Mrs Galea said.

"There was a deep lesion in his chest and a cut on the top of his leg.

"He had two large scratches from his mouth to his ear."

The couple hurried Zakkiah to infirmary for cure.

He was anesthetized before his sores were washed and X-rays taken. The scared boy received 13 stitches.

"He's OK, just very worried and panicky," Mrs Galea said.

“He’s frightened. He says he doesn't want to be attacked by the 'tiger kangaroo'."

It was not the first 'roo attack in the area. Mrs Galea said her neighbours had also been victims of a kangaroo attack last month.

She said there had been additional kangaroo findings in the area in the previous year as the animals were strapped in the direction of homes as of a nearby expansion.

NPWS area manager Peter Clark held publics should be cognizant that roos were barren beasts of considerable size and muscle and may react impulsively and spasm if disconcerted.

"This recent incident highlights the need for people to continue to be aware of the presence and nature of kangaroos," Mr Clark said.

He said, to decrease the risk of kangaroo assaults, people could barrier their patios and confiscate food, shelter and water prospects for the wild beasts.

Setting and turning on irrigators could also dishearten them from congregation.

Creating difficulties or fences with deck equipment would also act as a preventive, he said. "People should not effort to feed or make interaction with kangaroos in any way," Mr Clark said.

Vicky247 is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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