We think of kangaroos as pretty cool and loveable creatures. But, apparently they can be pretty dangerous too – as a couple of women biking through Australia's wine region have learned. Reportedly, a kangaroo hopped on top of them, knocking them off their bikes.
"I've gone to ride past, I thought: 'He's cute,' and he's just jumped me and taken out the side of me," said Sharon, one of the women. "As I'm falling, I felt him push off me and then he's flown to Helen and taken her out. He looked peaceful. He didn't look angry.”
Sharon ultimately suffered 3 broken ribs and had to undergo surgery to replace ruptured breast implants. Helen walked away with a concussion and whiplash and was luckily able to bike into town to get help for her friend.
Last year a woman was almost killed when a kangaroo hit and scratched her while she was out for a walk with her dog.
Still, kangaroo attacks are very rare. We can go on loving them, just maybe try to avoid interacting with them in the wild.