Kangaroo tackles man to the ground in Australia


A rogue kangaroo has chased down a terrified man before tackling him to the ground as the two slugged it out in a drawn-out brawl with both fighters looking worse for wear.

Footage uploaded from Ballina, NSW shows the man sprinting away from the irate eastern grey before stumbling and hitting the ground.

The ruthless marsupial then stomps on the man, who gets back on his feet desperately clutching a stick and swinging it wildly in self-defence.

The ruthless marsupial stomps on the man (pictured) who gets back to his feet desperately clutching a stick and swinging it wildly in self-defence

The kangaroo is able to hop through the first blow and the two square up exchanging brutal hooks and uppercuts.

Overwhelmed with the power and precision of the iconic Australian animal’s boxing technique, the man clinches up with kangaroo to avoid further blows.

But the roo takes the fight to the ground, tackling the man with an MMA-inspired move.

Luckily for the victim, he ends up on top of his attacker and is able to briefly subdue the animal.

It is not known if the man was badly hurt during the attack.

Kangaroos are mostly not aggressive, but thousands of mostly undocumented attacks do occur in Australia when the animals feel threatened.

Footage uploaded to a Ballina, New South Wales, community Instagram page shows the victim and the kangaroo in a wild brawl (pictured)

Footage uploaded to a Ballina, New South Wales, community Instagram page shows the victim and the kangaroo in a wild brawl (pictured) 

When do kangaroos attack?

The risk of being attacked by a kangaroo is very low. Several thousand people seek medical attention each year for injuries from domestic pets, while fewer than five people in NSW are treated for kangaroo-related injuries. 

The greatest risk is in areas where people have altered kangaroos’ natural habitat and feeding patterns. 

You are most at risk of an attack when: 

• Their numbers, movements and group structure have changed because kangaroos’ natural predators are no longer present, or new habitat has been provided with the creation of dams, shelter and pastures

• Kangaroos have lost their instinctive fear of humans because people have fed or handled them 

• A kangaroo sees a person as a sparring partner or threat to themselves, their offspring or their dominance of the group 

• A kangaroo is cornered or startled • female kangaroos are weaning their young • a habituated kangaroo (a kangaroo who is used to people) has aggressive traits. 

A kangaroo will attack a person as if they were another kangaroo. It may push or grapple with its forepaws or sit back and kick out with its hind legs. As resulting injuries can be serious, avoiding conflict with kangaroos is vital. 

Source: Office of Environment and Heritage 

Golf club famous for players being attacked by kangaroos collapses after charging members $3,600-a-year for run-down facilities and an empty bar

BY ANTOINETTE MILIENOS FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA 

An Australian golf course made famous after players were terrorised by a spate of kangaroo attacks has abruptly shut down and is unlikely to pay its debts. 

Administrators announced the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast was closing down ‘immediately’ due to financial strife in a letter sent to members on Tuesday.

The collapse comes after a number of golfers at the popular country club were viciously attacked by wild kangaroos, with at least 15 people attacked and two hospitalised.  

Staff and members of Arundel Hills Country Club (pictured, the club's locked front gate on Wednesday May 25) were sent an email on Tuesday outlining the club was shutdown and placed in administration

Staff and members of Arundel Hills Country Club (pictured, the club’s locked front gate on Wednesday May 25) were sent an email on Tuesday outlining the club was shutdown and placed in administration

Mary Kohler had gashes to her neck, back and arms (pictured) after being attacked by a kangaroo while golfing with friends at the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast

Mary Kohler had gashes to her neck, back and arms (pictured) after being attacked by a kangaroo while golfing with friends at the Arundel Hills Country Club on the Gold Coast

Mary Kohler, 64, was enjoying a round with a group of friends earlier this month when a ‘roo attack left her with large cuts to her neck, arms and back.

‘I didn’t see what hit me. One of my girlfriends jumped out of the cart with a golf club and pounded the kangaroo off my back,’ Ms Kohler told 9News.

‘It was quite terrifying. At this stage I didn’t realise the extent of my injuries.’

Concerned members have been increasingly forced to defend themselves with their own golf clubs as the aggressive marsupials refuse to move from greens and openly charge at players. 

Pictured, a mob of  kangaroos swam the green

Pictured, golfer left stunned by kangaroos

Amateur golfer Wendy Powick (pictured) was stunned as a massive mob of kangaroos parked themselves on the fairway at the country club

Amateur golfer Wendy Powick posted a video of when a mob of kangaroos parked themselves on the golf course’s fairway and waited for her to tee off. 

The footage captured last year shows the moment Ms Powick prepared to swing at the tee box when a large group of at least 15 kangaroos appeared in the distance and swarmed the green.  

Member’s of the Arundel Hills Country Club were emailed a letter from administrators at 7:01pm on Tuesday, one minute after the club locked its gates for the final time. 

Staff were told in the email not to return to work after the Gold Coast golf course was placed in external administration.

Grant Thornton administrator Graham Killer said the ‘financial position of the company and the fact the company is required to vacate the property’, led to the decision to close the club down. 

‘This week, we will be reviewing the Company records to ensure we have all membership agreements in order to verify member details,’ Mr Killer said. 

‘We will confirm the amount that each member is entitled to claim under their agreement within the next 10 days.’

Pictured, members complained about the rundown state of the club's grounds

Members had been complaining of the club’s run-down state for over three years as onsite facilities were rendered unusable (pictured, social seating at the club)

Arundel Hills members were each paying about $3,600 a year despite the unkept grounds and facilities (pictured, outdoor seating area at the country club)

Arundel Hills members were each paying about $3,600 a year despite the unkept grounds and facilities (pictured, outdoor seating area at the country club)

Club member Scott Powick said he and his wife’s membership fees were withdrawn from their account the morning of the club’s closure. 

‘Our membership fee was taken out yesterday morning, I even said to my wife ‘look at that, they’ve taken it two days early’,’ Mr Powick told Daily Mail Australia

‘Some members had their fee taken out of their accounts two weeks earlier than their scheduled payment date.

‘You can’t tell me that the manager on site didn’t know about the closure.’  

Arundel Hills members were each paying about $3,600 a year, most of them elderly or retired. 

The country club, owned by Chinese Zhongsheng Management Pty Ltd, was first developed by the Japanese in the 1990s and was once considered the gem of the coast’s famed golf club circuit. 

Mr Powick said members had no idea that the club was shutting down and are unable to access thousands of dollars worth of equipment in lockers on the property.

Members had been complaining of the club’s run-down state for over three years as onsite facilities and golf carts were rendered unusable. 

‘They closed and shutdown the pool and the sauna because they were so rundown we couldn’t use them,’ Mr Powick claimed. 

‘The club had 38 broken golf carts and staff even had to go to BWS (bottle shop) to stock the bar because the alcohol suppliers hadn’t been paid.’ 

Pictured, the country club sauna and spa has been closed for over a year

Pictured, missing tiles at the country club's showers

Club member Scott Powick said 38 golf carts were broken and management had closed the sauna (pictured) and showers for over a year because of poor maintenance 

Mr Powick said surveyors were on the property for a month before the closure, with one telling him, ‘we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t intend on carving it up.’ 

Administrators will launch an investigation into the club’s finances to provide information to members and creditors. 

Mr Killer has asked country club members and creditors to have patience as the investigation is carried out.

‘In the coming week, we will review the membership agreements and determine the amount each member is entitled to claim,’ Mr Killer said. 

‘We understand a number of members are currently storing their golf clubs and other personal property at the premises. 

‘We will liaise with members to provide times this week to arrange the collection of these personal items.’ 

A creditor’s meeting is set to be held in eight days. Mr Killer said directors of the club and a related party are considering proposing a deed of arrangement which if successful would see a better return to creditors. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Arundel Hills Country Club for comment. 

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