A Mandurah grandfather was left for dead after he was bashed with a piece of wood by two assailants in his home on the weekend.
Gary Schulz was making a cup of tea in his Erskine home about 7am on Saturday when he heard noises coming from his backyard.
When he went to investigate he found two young dark skinned men, one carrying a piece of wood.
That offender used the wood to bash the grandfather of two leaving him with a fractured nose, cheekbone and eye socket.
The men left their victim lying in a pool of blood.
Mr Schulz now requires surgery to remove a thick splinter that lodged itself behind his eyebrow.
He told Seven News the attack was nothing short of disgusting.
"I think I'm very lucky to be alive," he said.
"It's absolutely disgusting, it's a cowardly act."
Mr Schulz said he should be able to relax in his garden but has been left feeling vulnerable in his own home.
The men are of a stocky build and aged between 16 and 24.
They were wearing dark clothing at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.