facebook
twitter
search
search

Deputies capture escaped kangaroo in Orlando, Fla.

Jan. 2, 2014 at 1:24 PM

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Deputies in Orlando, Fla., managed to wrangle a kangaroo that escaped from its babysitter, officials said.

Anny Stokes, a passerby, said she spotted the kangaroo in the Kingswood Manor subdivision as she was walking around the neighborhood Tuesday, WESH-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported.

"I yelled, 'Oh my gosh, a kangaroo,'" said Anny Stokes. "I just couldn't believe my eyes."

Stokes said she called 911 and deputies showed up at the scene.

Another woman who was not identified showed up at the scene and told Stokes that she had been babysitting the kangaroo.

"I asked that woman. She said she's the babysitter, so sounds weird. I said, 'Do you live here?' She says, 'I don't live here. This kangaroo lives here,'" said Stokes.

Officials at the Orange County sheriff's dispatch said deputies caught the kangaroo, it was returned to the sitter and the case has been closed.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Seal tries to steal shark from fishing line in California
'Puppies' adopted by Chinese man turn out to be Asian black bears
A new, thinner Oreo cookie is set to hit shelves
Florida man captures lightning strike on Gainesville Wendy's
Man kicked by camel while attempting selfie with nursing calf