A Queensland mother has wrestled and kicked a kangaroo to save her two-year-old daughter at their Hervey Bay home.
Argie Abejaron told the Fraser Coast Chronicle she heard her six-year-old son scream on Tuesday and ran outside to see the kangaroo had pinned her little girl, Mileah, to the ground and was attacking her.
"The kangaroo was about the same size as me, and I thought I could take it on. But it was really strong," Ms Abejaron told the paper.
She was pushed to the ground and suffered bruises, but was able to pull Mileah away from danger as a neighbour's yell distracted the kangaroo.
Mileah had been knocked unconscious, and was rushed to Hervey Bay Hospital where she had to get 17 stitches in her chest.
Ms Abejaron said the doctors had advised Mileah's scars would likely remain for life.
"One side of her face is scraped and across her body she just has razor-like marks," Argie said.