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    Woman attacked by kangaroo!

    SYDNEY, Australia - An elderly woman was attacked by a large kangaroo on a farm in Australia and was lucky to be alive after a pet dog leapt to her aid, her son said Saturday.

    The 6-foot-5-inch kangaroo lunged without warning at 65-year-old Rosemary Neal as she went to check on some horses in a paddock on the property near Mudgee, 160 miles northwest of Sydney on Friday, son Darren Neal said.

    The kangaroo "just jumped up and launched straight at her," Darren Neal said. "He hit her once and she just dropped and rolled. My dog heard her screaming and bolted down and chased him off.

    "It wasn't for the dog she'd probably be dead."


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    God bless the dog!

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    Oh thank Goodness for her dog. 6'5ft kangeroo is huge!! Most Kangeroos I have ever encountered luckily have jumped away happily, but I have heard of these aggressive ones......

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    Skippy gone wild!

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    That brings a new meaning to the boxing Kangaroo .

    Seriously I am happy that the lady is okay, hurrah for her dog.

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    And people think me mean because i eat roo!

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    You shouldnt be eating them mate..they are full of worms..its not as though they are farmed down her..they are harvested straight out of the paddock...you wont see many Aussies that will eat roo meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    You shouldnt be eating them mate..they are full of worms..its not as though they are farmed down her..they are harvested straight out of the paddock...you wont see many Aussies that will eat roo meat.


    i ate it once in Oz!

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    Ostrich is ok, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post


    i ate it once in Oz!
    Yeah..they sell it to the tourists because the locals wont touch it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh View Post
    Ostrich is ok, right?
    We dont have them here,we do have a few emus running around though


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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Yeah..they sell it to the tourists because the locals wont touch it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post

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    Gosh, how scary! I've never heard of a kangaroo attack before.
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    I think the lesson here is don't mess with Skippy.

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