Agence France-PresseMay 17, 2013 04:00
An Australian politician was left hopping after he was attacked by a kangaroo while on a morning jog in the national capital Canberra.
"Mugged by a kangaroo!," declared Shane Rattenbury, Australian Capital Territory municipal services minister, on Twitter.
Rattenbury was left with deep scratches and bruising on his leg after the encounter with the bounding marsupial on Thursday morning.
"I'm not sure who got the bigger shock, me or the kangaroo," he told the ABC.
"He was minding his own business eating some grass, I was minding my own business running.