An Australian alpaca farmer was savagely beaten to death by his pet kangaroo in the country’s first fatal attack by one of the marsupials in 86 years.

Peter Eades, 77, was found by a relative at his property in Redmond, near Albany in Western Australia’s Great Southern region, after suffering serious injuries at about 5pm (10am UK time) on Sunday.

According to dailymail report, Police were called to assist after the kangaroo became aggressive, preventing paramedics from accessing Mr Eades to treat his injuries so were forced to shoot the marsupial dead.

Mr Eades tragically died at the scene of his injuries caused by the three-year-old kangaroo, which he reportedly raised since it was a joey (a baby kangaroo).

The kangaroo was posing an ongoing threat to emergency responders and the attending officers were required to euthanize the kangaroo by firearm,’ a spokesman said.

Emergency services are yet to release specific details of the Mr Eades’ injuries.

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