Jogger attacked by kangaroo

01:43, Jan 31 2009

A jogger is in a stable condition in a Melbourne hospital after he was attacked by a kangaroo on the city's north-western fringe.

The man, aged in his 50s, was attacked about 3.30pm (NZT) yesterday in while running near his home, an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said.

"The man fought off the kangaroo and made his way to a neighbour's house. The neighbour called triple-0," she said.

The man was treated at the scene for a large gash on his head and smaller scratches on his arms, hands and chest and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.