Monday, 28 September 2015

Wallaby loose in English outback after giving police the hop

Public warned not to approach “strong and powerful” animal last seen heading for woodland
Sunday 27 September 2015 12:48 BST
A picture of the wanted wallaby on the loose in Dursley,
Gloucestershire, released by police PA
A wily wallaby is loose in the English outback after giving police the hop. 

Officers cornered the Australian marsupial after it was spotted in the small town of Dursley, Gloucestershire, on Saturday night.

But the crafty creature – at first mistaken for a kangaroo - somehow evaded capture and bounced off towards woodland around the nearby village of Woodmancote.

Police, who covered the bizarre chase in a series of tongue-in-cheek Facebook postings, have warned the public not to approach the ‘strong and powerful’ animal.

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