This probably happens a few times a day in Australia, but for some reason we rarely hear about it.
An Australian woman has been saved by a pet dog which leapt to her aid after she was attacked by a large kangaroo, her son has said.
The marsupial assaulted Rosemary Neal, 65, at her farm near Mudgee in New South Wales, 265km (160 miles) north-west of Sydney, her son, Darren, said.
“The kangaroo just jumped up and launched straight at her,” he said.
“My dog heard her screaming and bolted down and chased him off. If it wasn’t for the dog, she’d probably be dead.”
Can you imagine? Dead!