Man attacked by kangaroo on South Coast

An 80-year-old man who “spoils” kangaroos near his South Coast home by feeding them treats each day has come off second best after one turned on him Thursday morning.

Paramedics treated the man who suffered multiple cuts to his lower legs in the attack just after 10.45am at Bendalong.

Attending paramedic Rob Hilliar said the man fed the local roos every day, but this morning one became particularly aggressive.

“He’s a lovely bloke who spoils them a little, feeding them jam and cream on toast, Mr Hilliar said.

“On this occasion one of the roos was in a bad mood and pushed him over.”

The patient was treated at the scene for cuts to both legs before he was transported to Milton Ulladulla Hospital in a stable condition.

In the three months August to October this year, paramedics have attended 38 incidents involving kangaroos, three for wombats and two for possums.

The incidents largely involved collisions with motor vehicles.