Melbourne, March 19 (ANI): A kangaroo attacked a jogger on Mt Ainslie in Canberra, Australia.
David Striegl, a former footballer, was running in the bushland reserve in the nation's capital, when the animal launched on him.
"I turned around and before I knew it, it took a swipe at my face," News.com.au quoted him as saying.
Striegl laid unconscious and bleeding, until a motorist found him and took him to hospital.
He was discharged the same day, after X-rays and a tetanus shot.
Meanwhile, colleagues at his corporate real estate office have nicknamed him "Skippy".
Striegl said: "I didn't want to wait til Monday to face the music. The main thing they've been asking is whether I got one (punch) back on the roo.
"I can't even say that, because one punch and it put me to the floor.
"All my years of playing football and never a fight, and then I have a fight with a kangaroo."
However, Striegl is not going to stop jogging in the area.
He said: "Yeah, a few guys from work said they might come with me though." (ANI)