A man who was attacked by a kangaroo after he reportedly came between the marsupial and its pack while jogging down a suburban street is recovering in hospital.
The man, aged in his 50s, was in the outer Melbourne suburb of Sunbury when he was struck at around 1.20pm.
Paramedics arrived a short time later and treated the man for several scratches to his head, chest, arms and hand, Victorian paramedic Stephen Weissbacher said in a statement.
"He was jogging near his home when he was attacked by a male kangaroo, he managed to fight the kangaroo off and made his way to a neighbour's house," he said.
"We bandaged his head and gave him fluid at the scene."
The animal is believed to have become spooked when it became separated from other kangaroos nearby.
The injured man is recovering at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.