Rising early for a jog, Debbie Urquhart, 54, had barely run 500 metres when she was struck from the side.
Debbie was horrified to discover a 2-metre tall kangaroo bearing down on her.
‘He ripped me to pieces,’ Debbie told the Manningham Leader.
‘He just kept on kicking into me and I was trying to crawl away.'
Terrified the roo was going to attack again, Debbie lay still hoping to convince the marsupial she was dead.
‘He left me for a bit and I thought he was going to come back and kill me.’
Debbie then ran home, covered in bleeding gashes where her husband, Robert, took her to hospital.
She received a total of 35 stitches to close the gashes left in her shoulder, arm, and buttocks.
Debbie says she was lucky it wasn’t worse: ‘If he had got to my stomach, I could have been killed.’
She’s expected to make a full recovery and return to her work as a personal trainer.