A kangaroo injured Australian politician Shane Rattenbury in the Australian , Canberra, on Thursday. Mr. Rattenbury was taking a morning in the Canberra suburb of Ainslie when the kangaroo surprised him, and in the ensuing Mr. Rattenbury was scratched several times on the leg.
By Mr Rattenbury's , the kangaroo was an eastern grey kangaroo, which is a common in Australia. Neither the kangaroo nor Mr. Rattenbury saw each other until they were , when they both were surprised by each other. The kangaroo, which had been behind a , then started hopping around and Rattenbury ducked for . The kangaroo bounced on him while he was still on the . He was left lying in the street while another went to his assistance. He drove home and visited a hospital, receiving a tetanus . He attended parliament later that day, where his made kangaroo jokes about him.
There are many kangaroos living in wildlife around the Australian capital, which often enter suburban . The attack follows previous in 2009 when a kangaroo smashed inside a Canberra home, and in 2010 when a kangaroo knocked a unconscious in nearby Mount Ainslie. Kangaroo culls in the Australian capital have been held annually for several years, which have drawn . Kangaroo in Canberra was the subject of a television in 2011 called Kangaroo Mob.