Why Candyman’s girls were attacked by a kangaroo
INFAMOUS playboy Travers 'Candyman' Beynon says he thought his wife and four "girlfriends" were exaggerating until he saw CCTV of a rogue kangaroo chasing them during a bikini shoot.
The Gold Coast tobacconist tycoon last night revealed one of his girlfriends suffered stomach grazes and badly hurt an ankle fleeing from the bounding marsupial.
The fivesome plus his executive assistant are seen frantically sprinting across his Helensvale mansion lawn to escape.
In the footage - posted to his Candy Shop Mansion Instagram yesterday with a Jaws movie soundtrack - the bikini models race by, with one launching herelf into a pool and others clambering over a fence to safety. Soon after, the kangaroo comes bounding along behind them.
Mr Beynon said last night: "It was my wife Taesha and my four current girlfriends Nisha, Vanesa, Gabi, Amber.
"Gabi, who jumped the fence was hurt - she grazed all down her stomach and hurt her ankle quite badly."
Mr Beynon said he arrived home minutes later and confirmed the girls had been doing a bikini photo shoot prior to being chased.
"Our dog Sparti started chasing it round past the pool bar so Vanesa (who jumped in the pool) started chasing Sparti thinking he could be hurt by the kanagroo.
"The Kangaroo then stopped and decided it was time to change from flight to fight. The roo stopped, got up on its tail and began to chase after Sparti and Vanesa," Mr Beynon said.
"Vanesa was screaming 'RUN! RUN! RUN!' like a horror movie," Mr Beynon said, adding it was the first time one had ever attacked
""Vanesa ended up in the pool, Gabi over the fence and the other girls were stuck in the corner expecting to get attacked," he said.
The kangaroo then turned and ran from his property.
"The girls were shaken but also laughing as nobody was seriously injured," he said.
"I thought they were exaggerating until I saw the footage on my security cameras.
"It's all I heard about for the whole day but it was hilarious - those girls were running from pure fear," he said.
It's unclear what happened to the kangaroo or where it went next.
Mr Beynon, who hosts a wild annual house party for hundreds of guests at the mansion, said: "It's not the first time I've seen a kangaroo on the property but the first time one has ever interacted."
In 2018 a kangaroo attacked three people and left a woman with a significant chest injury. In another incident, a woman was rushed to hospital after a kangaroo viciously scratched her.