It goes without saying, but feeding wildlife can have unintended consequences.
Tourists visiting the Australian town of Morisset have learnt the hard way, as the area’s large, wild kangaroo population has been responsible for an increasing number of attacks on visitors.
The problem stems from kangaroos being fed human foods which are outside of their natural diet, causing them to be hungrier and more aggressive for it.
“There have been a number of reported incidents in which kangaroos have attacked visitors, in one case causing a very deep gash to a man’s stomach,” Greg Piper, a Port Macquarie MP, said in a statement. Read more…