WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A resident of Sumner County, Tennessee, said she was attacked by a neighbor’s kangaroo, which resulted in her husband killing the animal.
The incident took place on Wednesday night.
Around 5 p.m., authorities responded to the area for reports of two people “having a fight with a male kangaroo,” according to Sumner County Sheriff Tim Bailey.
It is known that neighbors discovered the kangaroo outside its normal area, although still in the property of its owner. At that time, neighbors called the owners to see if there was a way to return the animal to its usual place of detention.
The owners, Hope and Chris Lea, are not at home, but told neighbors where they could find the kangaroo’s food to lure it back to its area. They also said they would be at home within an hour to take care of the situation.
Neighbors went to the fenced-in property where the female neighbor was assaulted by the kangaroo. The husband then entered, strangling the kangaroo.
None of the neighbors were seriously injured, but the kangaroo died.
The kangaroo’s owners say they are heartbroken over the death of their beloved “Carter”.
The Leas family said they returned home to find Carter dead, with small kangaroos around his lifeless body.
Hope said: “I was screaming because of all the kids standing around his dead body and I was so sad.
While the kangaroo is outside its normal range, Leas says their property is completely fenced off.
“He has nowhere to go,” Hope said. “He died choking in his own space.”
Now, Leas says they’re looking for some form of compensation for Carter’s death.
Hope said: “We’ve had Carter since he was a kid. “It’s like losing a family member.”
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