A Melbourne woman has had to undergone emergency surgery after she was 'ripped to pieces' by a kangaroo.
Debbie Urquhart, 54, was on her morning run when she was mauled.
Ms Urquhart said the kangaroo repeatedly kicked her and “threw me around like a rag doll”.
“He ripped me to pieces,” Ms Urquhart told the Manningham Leader.
“He left me for a bit and I thought he was going to come back and kill me."
After playing dead in an effort to stop the attack she ran 500m back to her house where her husband rushed her to hospital.