Man walks kangaroo down Detroit street, baffles Internet

By Ben Hooper  |  March 28, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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March 28 (UPI) -- A Snapchat user in Detroit captured video of a man walking -- or, rather, hopping -- a highly unusual pet for the area: a kangaroo.

Twitter user @BrionnaLondon posted a video captured from Snapchat Monday night showing a man walking down Birchcrest Drive, near the Detroit Golf Club, with a kangaroo on a leash.

The man appears to be trying to walk the animal like a dog, but ends up being pulled along by the marsupial as it hops down the sidewalk.

"G how he get a kangaroo in Detroit?" the Twitter user asked.

The question was echoed by numerous replies to the tweet, some of which theorized the kangaroo was stolen from a local zoo.

Detroit Zoo spokeswoman Patricia Janeway offered a different possibility.

"Unfortunately, this kangaroo likely was acquired through the exotic pet trade," Janeway told CBS Detroit. "This is a good opportunity to remind your readers about the consequences of keeping an exotic animal as a pet. These animals require special care, housing, proper diet, healthcare and maintenance that the average person cannot provide."

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