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Man in clinic after kangaroo attack

An 80-year-old US man is in a fair condition after a kangaroo attacked him for 15 minutes at an exotic-animal farm in central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that the Marion County sheriff's office received a 911 call from a woman saying her father-in-law was hurt.

Major Jeff Cline said the injury happened at Kokas Exotics in Green Camp.

The Advocate of Newark reported the man was in fair condition at a Columbus hospital.

The farm owner's son told WCMH-TV the man was attacked by a six-foot-tall, 200lb male kangaroo. The station reported the attack came at breeding time when males can be aggressive.

The son said the kangaroo will be put down.

Ohio's lax pet laws came under scrutiny last year when a bear killed its caretaker near Cleveland.

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