Aggressive roo shot by its victim, authorities say

The roo that clawed a Torbanlea man's face, chest and legs has been shot.
The roo that clawed a Torbanlea man's face, chest and legs has been shot. Alistair Brightman

A TORBANLEA man has gained his revenge on a kangaroo that assaulted him.

The 2m kangaroo that attacked Robert Franklin in his own backyard last month has been killed, according to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The roo had clawed at Mr Franklin's face, chest and legs, before knocking him flat on his back, and then continuing its attack. Mr Franklin, who is in his 70s, was saved by his wife, Rosena, who distracted the kangaroo by coming at it with a mop.

Mr Franklin was issued a permit from the DEHP to shoot the roo.

"This kangaroo had become dangerously aggressive in a residential area, and due to human safety concerns the department issued the permit for humane destruction," Mike Devery, manager for wildlife management operations for DEHP said.

Mr Devery said the attack on Mr Franklin was unusual.

"Kangaroos in the wild are normally wary and will keep their distance from humans," he said.

"However, occasionally an animal may behave in an aggressive manner, usually during breeding season."

Mr Franklin was required to comply with a national code of practice for shooting kangaroos.

Topics:  dehp, kanagroo attack, killed, robert franklin, shot, torbanlea



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