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Killer kangaroos

God in heaven, I had no idea marsupials could be so dangerous. Down in Australia, an ecologist has just issued a warning about deadly kangaroos. Apparently the country has been ravaged by drought, and starving kangaroos have begun to invade the suburbs — and, as CNN reports, they’ve attacked a woman and actually killed a dog:

Another woman told how a kangaroo drowned one of the four dogs she was walking with a friend, attacking it in a pond and holding it under the water with its hind legs while it hit out at one of the other dogs with its front legs.

“My friend started shouting: ‘There’s a kangaroo in the pond. It’s got Summer’. It was surreal, like your worst nightmare,” Christine Canham told the Canberra Times newspaper.

“She was screaming and screaming. The kangaroo just stared back at us. I will never forget that.”

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