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Escaped kangaroo wandered Wisconsin highway

By
Daniel Uria
Sheriff's deputies in Wisconsin tracked down a 5-year-old kangaroo named Joey that escaped from a local farm on Thursday. 
 Screenshot: WDJT/Inform Inc.
Sheriff's deputies in Wisconsin tracked down a 5-year-old kangaroo named Joey that escaped from a local farm on Thursday. Screenshot: WDJT/Inform Inc.

Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A kangaroo roamed the streets of Wisconsin after escaping from a local farm on Thursday morning.

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department received a call at 7 a.m. that an animal, believed to be a kangaroo, was seen wandering near a county highway.

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"It was determined that that the kangaroo exited it's confine from Jerry Smith's Farm (7150 18th Street) possibly by kicking the confine gate," the sheriff's office said. "The kangaroo decided to wander west on 18th Street"

Police eventually managed to track down the kangaroo, which "didn't put up a fight" and safely brought it home, the Journal Sentinel reported.

"Jerry Smith's Farm was contacted and 5-year-old Joey the kangaroo was safely returned to the farm without any injury to anyone," the sheriff said.

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