Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Dogs In the News--Kangaroo Chaser
This news comes from us downunder. A hero dog, name undisclosed, saved its owner from a kangaroo attack.
According to a report on BBC News, Rosemary Neal, 65, was accosted by a kangaroo while on her farm in New South Wales. Neal's son reports that the horse farm is overrun with wild kangaroos, however usually they just hop away. This time, a large male kangaroo suddenly jumped up in the air and lunged straight at Neal, dropping her to the ground and kicking her severely.
Neal's son's dog heard her screams and chased the kangaroo away. Neal was taken to the hospital with a concussion and multiple cuts and bruises on her face, hands and back. Thanks to the family dog, the wounds were not even more serious. Neal is home and recovering.
Kangaroos are not generally considered aggressive to humans.