Rangers to decide whether to kill kangaroo after attack
WILDLIFE rangers have visited the home of Robert Franklin and photographed the large kangaroo that attacked him in his backyard.
Mr Franklin's wife Rosena told the Chronicle a ranger from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection arrived at the Torbanlea home early today to investigate the situation and take photos of the offending roo.
Her husband, who is aged in his 70s, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after the six-foot tall beast turned on him and clawed his face, chest, arms and legs on Saturday.
A department spokesman said the ranger would investigate whether the backyard roo would have to be culled.
"EHP wildlife rangers will visit the property ... to assess the situation and discuss options with the landholder," he said.
"This could include a Damage Mitigation Permit for either the landholder or licensed kangaroo shooter to humanely destroy the animal."
Mrs Franklin said her husband, who received four stitches in his lip and a number of deep cuts to his legs, was feeling "sore and sorry".
He will visit a doctor today to have his wounds redressed.
For advice on what to do if confronted by an aggressive kangaroo, visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website.