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Kangaroo on loose in Iowa captured



Owner trying to sell it on Craigslist

NORWALK, Iowa — A kangaroo wandering the town of Norwalk was captured Tuesday night.

Police there received a call about the 3-foot tall animal, which is owned by a resident in town.

Police quickly captured the animal and transferred it to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

Police wrote on Facebook:

Don’t worry kiddos, we didn’t arrest the Easter Bunny last night. It was just a friendly stray Kangaroo that was spotted hopping around outside city hall. After it was captured we turned it over to the DNR. Sometimes we chase crooks. Sometimes we chase dogs. Sometimes we chase cats. Sometimes we chase cows, horses and even goats. But until last night, we have never chased a Kangaroo.

The owner told police he originally wanted to keep the kangaroo as a pet while living in a rural area. 

Those plans fell through, however, and he was keeping the animal in a pen in Norwalk until he could sell it online. 

The man said he recently sold the kangaroo through Craigslist to someone in Nebraska. 

Police say it’s legal to have a tame kangaroo in Norwalk. 


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