Woman videotapes kangaroo grabbing girl at animal park

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A nine-year-old girl is recovering after being grabbed and bitten by a kangaroo at a safari park in Alabama.

A concerned mother says she is not happy with the way Alabama's Harmony Park Safari handled a hard situation, according to WHNT.

A spokesman for the park said such an incident had never happened before.

The fearless little girl, wearing a bandage around her head, added, "I'm just glad [the kangaroo] got me instead of my baby sister".

White tells WAFF-TV (http://bit.ly/2pVUIs7 ) that she shot video which shows a kangaroo reaching through the holes of a large fence to grab the girl by the hair.

Cheyenne said she was excited when her mom took her and her little sister to visit the safari on Saturday. Mom drove them to one of the girls' favorite places.

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Speaking about the ordeal her daughter faced, White told WAFF: 'You blame yourself sometimes, like, you know, "why did I take her to the park that day?", "Why did I take her to see the kangaroo?'" "It would have hurt her even worse".

"I'm just glad I was there", said Jennifer White.

"I thought it was playing", said Cheyenne.

There are signs on the cage that warn the kangaroo bites, but Jennifer says the park needs a better barrier to prevent contact with animals.

The park has said that there are warning signs at its entrance. An employee told us the owners didn't want to comment about what happened, but did point us to a state law posted that says people take some of their own risks when visiting an agri-tourism business.

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