Runaway wallaby taken to Kansas City Zoo

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A wallaby has been caught after escaping from his suburban Kansas City owners as they were feeding him his Thanksgiving Day "greens."

The Platte County Sheriff's Department said it received the first call around 9:44 a.m. Thursday. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/u0WA4O) reported that the confused resident reported seeing a kangaroo hop past. Soon authorities were receiving reports that two kangaroos were loose.

But it turns out there was just one runaway animal, a 4-year-old wallaby named Noah. Wallabies are smaller than kangaroos.

Now Noah is headed to the Kansas City Zoo while officials decide whether his owners can keep him. Platte City doesn't allow residents to own exotic animals. The question for officers is whether wallabies are considered exotic animals.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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