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Kangaroo attacks Australian family, three injured

SYDNEY: Three members of an Australian family used a broom and a shovel to fight off a rare attack by a large kangaroo that left all of them injured, one seriously.  Linda Smith, 64, suffered a collapsed lung, broken ribs, cuts and other internal injuries, and underwent surgery in hospital on Sunday after the Saturday evening attack at her property in the Darling Downs region of Queensland state. The wildlife carer and her husband Jim had been feeding 30 kangaroos and wallabies at their property every night amid a…

WATCH: Indian women worship kangaroo-shaped dustbin

A bizarre incident occurred when a group of women began to worship a kangaroo-shaped dustbin placed outside a temple mistaking it for a deity. India has multiple faiths and beliefs and the highly devout nation drives people to worship animals, trees, rocks and several other objects but this incident took devotion a bit too far. A temple complex had kept a kangaroo-shaped dustbin outside as part of the 'Swach Bharat' cleanliness campaign. However, a group of women started worshiping the figurine mistaking it for a…

In pictures: Huge kangaroo spotted taking a bath in Perth river

PERTH: An extraordinary mascular kangaroo was spotted taking a bath in Perth river, catching attention of a visitor who snapped the animal. The giant boomer was pictured having a splash in the Boodjidup Creek, in Margaret River - about four hours south of Perth. With its muscles bulging as it stood in the flowing waist-deep water, the majestic creature offered a puzzled expression to its inquisitive onlookers. Multiple photos of the rare event were shared to Facebook on Wednesday and quickly drew many…

WATCH: Kangaroos’ fierce fistfight blocks road in Australia

MELBOURNE: A driver on an Australian road was forced to stop when a pair of kangaroos chose the street as the arena for a round of fisticuffs. Mark Mallone captured video Friday on Australia's Kangaroo Island of the two roos blocking a dirt road by punching, kicking and wrestling. The fight goes on for minutes before the marsupials move their brawl to the side of the road, allowing cars to pass.

Man charged with slitting kangaroo’s throat

MELBOURNE: A man who allegedly slit a kangaroo's throat and uploaded disturbing video of the killing to social media has been charged in Australia with destroying protected wildlife, officials said Friday. The video clip showed the man approaching an animal that appears to be wounded, talking to it in Mandarin then grabbing its tail and slashing its neck with a large knife. The person filming it can be heard laughing. Victoria state's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning said a 43-year-old man was…

WATCH: Kangaroo ‘punches’ boy in the face, video goes viral

MELBOURNE: A hilarious video has emerged showing a boy being punched in the face by a kangaroo at a wildlife park in Melbourne after he tries to feed it. The clip, filmed by the lad’s mum, was recorded in the Glen Waverley area of Melbourne in Australia. It shows the hesitant boy approaching the country’s iconic animal under the supervision of his dad. The man encourages him: “Walk straight at it, just walk straight at it.” As he gets closer an emu comes from behind the kangaroo and walks between the animal and…

Man jailed for beating kangaroo to death in Australia

PERTH: Two men in Australia have been sent behind bars after footage emerged showing them beating kangaroo to death. Vance Jarvis beat the kangaroo to death with a metal pole, egged on by friend Craig House. Police found video showing them cornering the kangaroo in a dam in Bunbury, near Perth, and throwing rocks at it when they searched a computer on a separate matter. VIDEO: Man 'fights' with Kangaroo to save his dog They had been due to go on trial yesterday but changed their pleas to guilty with House…

Humans, not climate, killed off Australia’s big beasts

PARIS: Humans exterminated an array of weird and wonderful Australian creatures within only 4,000 years of arriving on the continent, according to a study published on Friday that shifted blame away from climate change. Before the arrival of homo sapiens, Australia boasted 450-kilogramme (1,000-pound) kangaroos, wombats weighing as much as a rhino, eight-metre (25-foot) lizards, larger-than-human birds, and car-sized tortoises. More than 85 percent of Australia's big mammals, birds and reptiles went extinct "shortly"…

VIDEO: Real story behind man’s fight with Kangaroo to save his dog

In one of the unusual videos showing man-animal brawl, a pet dog owner was seen punching a kangaroo in the face to rescue his dog. Footage of the incident has gone viral since it was posted on Facebook recently, although it is not clear when it took place. It shows the man strike the marsupial after it was said to have trapped his dog by holding it around the neck. American Steven Stubenrauch posted the clip on Facebook on Saturday night and the video of the showdown has been viewed more than 3 million times.…