Police were called to assist after the kangaroo prevented the ambulance crew from accessing the injured man, who died at the scene.
The man is believed to have been attacked by the kangaroo earlier in the day.
Grey kangaroos at the Belconnen Naval Transmission Station near Canberra, Australia. Source: AP / Mark Graham
Police believe it was a wild animal that was being kept as a pet.
A police report will be prepared for the coroner.
Are fatal kangaroo attacks frequent?
“It does happen [attacks] from time to time – [but] fatal incidences are extremely rare.”
“All they want to do is fight with other male kangaroos.
William Cruickshank, 38, died in Hillston Hospital, NSW after his jaw was broken and he suffered extensive head injuries.