Police: Wallaby spotted in Ohio county

Police said a wallaby was spotted in Stark County, Ohio. (Source: Kegan and Summer Powell via...
Police said a wallaby was spotted in Stark County, Ohio. (Source: Kegan and Summer Powell via WOIO)
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 8:18 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2022 at 8:23 PM EDT

BREWSTER, Ohio (WOIO/Gray News) - Police have found a wallaby in Brewster, Ohio, according to Chief Nathan Taylor.

A person stopped by the police station at around 9:30 a.m. Thursday claiming they had spotted a baby kangaroo near Millersburg Road in Stark County, officials said.

The Brewster Police Department on Sunday said the animal was a wallaby and not a baby kangaroo.

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Officials said the department was shown a video at 2 a.m. Saturday of the animal crossing a street. WOIO received that video.

Police searched the township until 3 a.m. when they found the wallaby in the woods, officials said.

Taylor said the department wasn’t able to capture the animal because officers “were unsure what to do,” and said the department is formulating plans to safely capture the animal.

“Never in my 25 years have I run into this,” Taylor told WOIO.

Officials have not clarified how the wallaby escaped or where it escaped from. No zoos have said they are missing a wallaby.

Police have requested people not attempt to approach or hunt the animal. Anyone missing the animal is asked to contact the police immediately.

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