facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Wallaby rescued from parking garage ledge

Feb. 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM   |   Comments

DONCASTER, Australia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Australia are tending to a wallaby that found himself in a precarious spot on a ledge atop a four-story parking garage.

Amy Amato, a spokeswoman for Wildlife Victoria, the organization that was called in to try to rescue the scared creature, said the wallaby found his way out onto a ledge but hopped back onto the surface of the parking garage where he was safely hit with a tranquilizer dart and taken into captivity.

Amato said the wallaby was slightly underweight and had injured paws from hopping on concrete, but was otherwise in good condition. She said the wildlife shelter will monitor the wallaby for a few days before releasing it back into the wild.

Onlookers said they had no idea how the animal got into the Doncaster, Victoria, garage or to the top floor, the Manningham (Australia) Leader said Saturday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'
2
Florida mayor demands police remove man who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
3
Florida woman's search for fido lands her in jail
4
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
5
Cash-strapped Chinese man gets caught in money machine
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback