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Jump in roo incidents

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November 16, 2017

An elderly man is in hospital after he was attacked by a kangaroo in a ‘‘bad mood’’ on the NSW south coast.

An elderly man is in hospital after he was attacked by a kangaroo in a ‘‘bad mood’’ on the NSW south coast.

The 80-year-old man was feeding the animals at his home in Bendalong when one of the kangaroos became aggressive and attacked him on Thursday morning.

Paramedics treated the man at home for multiple cuts to both legs.

He was then taken to Milton Ulladulla Hospital in a stable condition.

‘‘He’s a lovely bloke who spoils them a little, feeding them jam and cream on toast,’’ paramedic Rob Hilliar said on Thursday.

‘‘On this occasion, one of the roos was in a bad mood and pushed him over.’’

In the past three months, NSW paramedics have been called to 38 incidents involving kangaroos, the majority of which involved collisions with cars.

The spike in kangaroo collisions has seen vehicles roll, smash into trees and catch on fire.

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