TUCSON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Tucson, Ariz., are searching for a pair of kangaroos seen hopping in the area after escaping from their owner's yard.
The Pima County Sheriff's Office shared a video on Facebook recorded by a motorist who spotted one of the escaped marsupials hopping along the side of a road.
Deputies said the kangaroos escaped from their owner's yard Monday and were seen wandering on the far northwest side of the city.
"When we are searching for people we usually release what's called an ATL (Attempt To Locate), which is read out loud by dispatchers to other deputies in the area. An ATL was put out warning other deputies to be on the look out for loose kangaroos. This was definitely an unusual ATL!" the sheriff's office said on Facebook.
Some reports indicate the animals are actually wallaroos, hybrids from the pairing of kangaroos and their smaller cousins, wallabies.
The sheriff's office said one of the animals may have returned to its owner's property Tuesday, but at least one remained on the loose.
Kangaroos in Tucson Mountain District 08/17/15
An ATL from Down Under! Yesterday, Deputy Bierman took a call regarding lost kangaroos. Two kangaroos got out of their yard and were running loose on the far northwest side of town. When we are searching for people we usually release what's called an ATL (Attempt To Locate), which is read out loud by dispatchers to other deputies in the area. An ATL was put out warning other deputies to be on the look out for loose kangaroos. This was definitely an unusual ATL!The video was shot by someone who spotted the lost kangaroos yesterday, but they weren't able to catch them. They were last seen hopping around our Tucson Mountain District, near the area of Anway Road and Avra Valley Road. If anyone sees them please call 9-1-1!Here is the audio recording from the ATL that went out yesterday for the kangaroos- https://soundcloud.com/pima-sheriff/radio-broadcast-of-attempt-to-locate-for-loose-kangaroos**These kangaroos are actually wallaroos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallaroo. It is legal to own them if properly done. There is a chance one of the kangaroos is on the owner's property, but there is one loose for sure.**#RooRoundupPosted by Pima County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, August 18, 2015