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Melbourne nurse details her horrific kangaroo attack on her Cranbourne South property


Woman details terrifying moment she was savagely attacked by a massive kangaroo in her own backyard: ‘All I saw was claws coming at me’

  • Cranbourne South nurse describes the moment she was attacked by a kangaroo
  • Kerry Muller, 55, was left with punctures wounds and bruises to her body 
  • The 5-foot tall kangaroo savagely attacked her on her property last month 
  • Her jacket was completely ripped apart and took four days off work to recover 


A nurse has described the horrific moment she was savagely attacked by a five-foot kangaroo in her own backyard. 

Kerry Muller, 55, was rushed to Frankston Hospital with cuts and bruises to her body after being mauled by the kangaroo at her Cranbourne South home in Melbourne last month. 

‘All I saw was claws coming at me,’ she told 9News.

Kerry Muller, 55, (pictured) described the moment she was attacked by a 5-foot kangaroo in her own backyard at her Cranbourne South property last month

Ms Muller suffered puncture wounds to her arms, legs and back and was rushed to Frankston Hospital where she underwent three hours of treatment for her injuries (pictured)

Ms Muller suffered puncture wounds to her arms, legs and back and was rushed to Frankston Hospital where she underwent three hours of treatment for her injuries (pictured)

‘So I pivoted and dived into some bushes so quickly, but by that stage he was already on me.

‘I was shocked at how quickly he ripped apart my jacket.’

The Cranbourne South nurse made a desperate dash back inside her home to hide from the beast. The kangaroo eventually left her backyard. 

Suffering puncture wounds to her arms, legs and back, Ms Muller spent three hours being treated in hospital and four days off work recovering. 

She said it was common to see kangaroos on her property and they usually have a ‘respectful relationship’.

But the vicious attack has left the nurse in ‘total shock’ after the kangaroo seemingly changed its mind. 

Wildlife Victoria told Daily Mail Australia kangaroo attacks on humans were very uncommon and may be an indication the animal was sick or hurt.   

She said it was not uncommon to see kangaroos in her backyard and they usually had a 'respectful relationship'

She said it was not uncommon to see kangaroos in her backyard and they usually had a ‘respectful relationship’

‘They’re flight animals rather than fight but if a kangaroo feels threatened they will attack,’ it said. 

‘If a kangaroo comes onto your property it may be sick or injured and looking for a safe place.’      

Wildlife Victoria advised residents to keep their distance if they do encounter a kangaroo on their property as they are an ‘unpredictable animal’.

It also urged people not to approach the animal or attempt to feed them.  

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