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.
Animal welfare experts have sprung into action after reports that a 6ft kangaroo is prowling a golf course and park in south London.
Members of Lewisham Council's animal welfare department have found a set of paw prints - but so far the creature is keeping one jump ahead of them.
Beckenham Place Park manager, Jim Horn, said that several golfers had reported seeing the animal.
But the latest sighting was made by two women walking their dogs.
Her dog had been kicked by the creature and came flying out of the bushes.
Beckenham Place Park manager, Jim Horn
"They were visibly distressed," said Mr Horn.
"One claimed her dog had been kicked by the creature and came flying out of the bushes."
Another park worker, who did not want to be named, said that a number of tall shrubs had been uprooted and eaten.
"This could only be the work of a tall creature like a kangaroo.
"We just don't know where it could have come from," he said.
A council spokesman urged people not to go looking for the antipodean beast.
"Kangaroos are potentially dangerous creatures and the last thing we want is anyone getting hurt," he said.