MELBOURNE, Australia – An injured kangaroo hopped into an airport in Australia’s second-largest city on Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal shop.
Airport officials aren’t entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. But once inside, the marsupial – which had been hit by a vehicle at a nearby intersection and was bleeding – made its way into a pharmacy.
Shop workers, Qantas staff and federal police contained the kangaroo in the pharmacy for a couple of hours before wildlife officers arrived. Two rescue volunteers tranquilized the animal and took it to a vet for treatment, Wildlife Victoria said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time a kangaroo has paid a visit to Melbourne Airport. Last year, a ‘roo was found bouncing around one of the airport’s parking garages.