Woman hospitalised after kangaroo attack at Queensland golf course

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A 69-year-old woman has been treated for injuries in hospital after she was attacked by a kangaroo at a Gold Coast golf course.

The woman was walking down the fairway at the Arundel Hills Country Club on Friday morning when a group of the animals approached her from the side.

One of them then kicked her without warning, Queensland Ambulance Operations Supervisor Joel McEwan said.

A mob of kangaroos.
A 69-year-old woman was treated for injuries after she was stomped on by a kangaroo at a Gold Coast golf course. Source: Getty Images

“She’s fallen to the ground at that first kick, and then when she’s been on the ground she’s been stomped on a number of times by the kangaroo,” he said.

Paramedics were called to the scene just after 9am and transferred the woman to Pindara Private Hospital with serious lacerations to her whole body.

“The injuries to her jaw sound like the most significant injuries and they may require some sutures,” Supv McEwan said.

“There was some fatty tissue that the paramedics could see and that is the one they think will require the most attention. But she’s got a number of lacerations across her face, her jaw and her arms and legs.”

Gold Coast kangaroo attacks

There had been a number of kangaroo attacks in recent years on the Gold Coast, according to Mr McEwan.

While he couldn’t be sure of the size of the marsupial at this stage, he said it sounds like a large adult which, when they stand up on their hind legs with their tail in support, can stand the size of an average male.

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