Kangaroos, with their powerful feet, are deadly. One kick could send a human to sleep.
Angelina, a seven-year-old Red Kangaroo, is pierced by an anaesthetic dart in preparation for treatment of lumpy jaw disease at the the Gan-Garoo Australian park, which features wildlife from Australia, near Kibbutz Nir David in northern Israel December 7, 2010. Lumpy jaw is a gum disease common to kangaroos living in captivity. Israeli scientists and veterinarians have developed what they call a new non-invasive treatment for the condition, and say the pasty medicine, if applied at an early stage of the disease, increases the chances for a speedy recovery.
On Sunday morning, a 6-year-old Australian girl died after a kangaroo hit the car windshield in west of Brisbane. She was with two adults and another child on a car traveling on the Warrego Highway at Kingsthorpe when their vehicle collided with the kangaroo at 3 am.
She was brought to the Toowoomba Base Hospital with critical injuries, but her parents decided to turn off her life support on Sunday afternoon, and she eventually died.
The other child and two adults in the same vehicle were also brought to the hospital with minor injuries.
While the roos are cute to look at, prompting a motorist to film their movements, but as the video shows, they could suddenly just jump in front of a running car and cause an accident.
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