The marsupials have repeatedly turned violent at a popular viewing spot near Lake Macquarie, where thousands of tourists dangle food to lure them closer for a selfie, Australian broadcaster ABC reported.

“There are people getting kicked and scratched at least every day,” Shane Lewis, a shuttle bus driver said. He estimates some 2,000 people come to view the roos every week. “I’ve even seen some silly people feeding them McDonalds, KFC, corn chips, oats and there are some foods they are very aggressive for.”