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Breakfast-seeking kangaroo captured inside Australian cafe

By Ben Hooper
Breakfast-seeking kangaroo captured inside Australian cafe
A wildlife rescuer prepares to blanket a kangaroo inside an Australian cafe. Screenshot: Helping Hands Animal Rescue/Facebook

EPPING, Australia, June 16 (UPI) -- A kangaroo with an apparent hunger for breakfast visited the inside of an Australian cafe, where it was captured safely by wildlife rescuers.

The Helping Hands Animal Rescue shared a video on Facebook showing the kangaroo being "blanketed," a form of capture involving covering the kangaroo's head in a blanket to keep it calm, inside Goldies Coffee House in Epping.

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"The kangaroo came hopping through the shopping center and into the cafe looking for a way out. Staff and patrons quickly exited and called Wildlife Victoria for help. Helping Hands received the call from them and our volunteer Heidi was on her way in no time," the Facebook post said.

The rescue group said the male kangaroo, now dubbed Goldie in honor of the cafe, "was a great talker (head shaking) which is always a good thing when you are trying to blanket them!"

The kangaroo suffered minor injuries including a split lip and toenail wear from crashing into windows when it first made its entrance, the post said.

Goldie was reunited with his family mob in the wild.

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