August 18, 2013 in Region

Kangaroo on the loose near Deer Park

 

One of three wallaroos living with Andie Davis of Deer Park escaped this weekend and remains missing.
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A young kangaroo is at large in the Deer Park area, and its owner hopes to reunite it with its brother and mother – all family pets.

Andie Davis said Hopkins, a 2½-year-old wallaroo that is dark shades of brown and black, was last seen this morning on Monroe Road near the intersection with Crosscut Road, south of Deer Park.

“I ask and hope that people not chase him, but take notice of the location he was seen at and the time of day,” Davis said. “The goal is to let him be comfortable enough to stay in one place long enough for me to get there and attempt a walk-up containment. … He needs to be in one area, not pushed from place to place by people chasing him.”

Davis used to breed roos and sometimes would take joeys into classrooms where students were studying topics such as biology, sociology or global warming. Her three roos now remain home – at least, that’s the intent.

“We still hold out hope that he will return to his yard to be with his mob” – a herd of kangaroos – “and that we can get him back in the way he came out, through the gate with little fuss,” Davis said.

Anyone who spots Hopkins may notify Davis by email: spotgofast@yahoo.com.

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