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24/10/00
Kangaroo Blamed for Attack on Dog
- South Londoners 'distressed' by animal-on-animal violence

A MYSTERY creature - thought to be a Kangaroo - has been terrifying women and attacking dogs in Beckenham, South London.

Yesterday the animal made two women jump with fright as they were walking their dogs through Beckenham Palace Park. Jim Horn, manager of the park, said: "They were visibly distressed. One said her dog came flying out of the bushes after being kicked by the creature."

Council workers who went to investigate failed to catch sight of the assailant, but found a set of footprints which they believe could belong to an escaped Kangaroo. A park worker who discovered that tall shrubs had been munched on said: "This could only be the work of a tall creature, like a Kangaroo. We don't know where it could have come from."

Park owners, Lewisham Council, have urged members of the public not to seek out the animal. "Kangaroos are potentially dangerous and the last thing we want is anyone getting hurt," a spokesman for the council said.





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