German police are waiting for someone to come forward and claim their kangaroo.
On Sunday, police received a call about an exotic-animal spotting just outside the town of Kalkar in in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Sure enough, when they arrived at the scene, they found a lone marsupial.
"We didn’t believe the call ourselves," a police commissioner told Bild, according to a translation by The Local. “But there really was a kangaroo, crouched four metres from the street in the bushes. We secured the road, and then it suddenly hopped quickly away.”
The kangaroo — or, very likely a wallaby, as one keen-eyed commenter noted — sped away, getting about 100 metres from police before it was hit with a tranquilizer dart.
In Germany, kangaroos can be legally held as pet, provided that owners can offer enough space for them to hop around in.
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