Girl attacked by kangaroo at Alabama safari park

Source WAFF

Source WAFF

Jennifer White says the animal grabbed her daughter Cheyenne and bit her on the head during a visit Saturday at Harmony Park Safari near Huntsville, Alabama.

White claimed that her daughter was attacked by a kangaroo and had video evidence of the happening. The incident was caught on camera.

A 9-year-old girl is recovering after being injured by a kangaroo in Alabama.

Her mother Jennifer was recording the close encounter and captured the young girl's shrill screams as the kangaroo dragged her back toward him and appeared to bite her head. You can clearly see it or pet it or it could touch you, which makes you feel more, like, safe, ' she told WAFF.

White says they have been to Harmony Park Safari several times, but they had never seen the kangaroos before. The footage showed that her three-year-old sister had even reached out her hand to the animal.

There were signs posted around the park and another sign on the fence that read "I bite", but Cheyenne's mother doesn't think that's enough to protect future visitors.

"I thought it was playing", said Cheyenne.

Cheyenne's mother says she isn't telling anyone not to take their kids to the zoo. New fencing will go up to keep park visitors farther away from the kangaroo pen, operators said.

The safari zoo's owners would not comment on the attack. There were signs at the start of the kangaroo trail that warned customers that under a state law they take their own risks when visiting an agritourism business.

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