Woman attacked by kangaroo while golfing on the Gold Coast

A woman has been rushed to hospital after a kangaroo repeatedly kicked and stomped on her while she was playing a round of golf on the Gold Coast.

The 69-year-old suffered severe lacerations to her head, face, arms and legs at Arundel Hills Country Club after the kangaroo unprovokedly knocked her down this morning.

“She fell to the ground with that first kick and while on the ground she was repeatedly stomped by the kangaroo,” said Queensland Ambulance Operations Supervisor Joel McEwan.

A woman has suffered serious injuries after a kangaroo attack on the Gold Coast. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Mr McEwan said the deepest cuts were to his jaw.

“The lacerations were sustained after the kangaroo kicked him,” he said.

The woman was taken to Pindara Private Hospital in stable condition.

The woman was walking down a fairway when the animal attacked “without warning”.

Australia has four species of kangaroo: red, eastern gray, western gray and antelope.

The eastern gray is the most common species in Queensland.

The kangaroo attack happened on Arundel Place on the Gold Coast.
The kangaroo attack happened on Arundel Place on the Gold Coast. (Google Maps)
Although kangaroos are generally placid, they have been known to attack when threatened.

“The reality is that they can be aggressive towards people,” the Queensland Department of Environment and Science said.

“Although the risk of this happening is very low, we should always be wary of them.”

It comes after two other attacks last month.

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