Runaway Kangaroo in Roscommon

“Gardai were called in yesterday to try to trace a missing kangaroo in the West. The brown two-year-old kangaroo escaped from a field in Co Roscommon on Sunday evening and has not been seen since, to its owner’s distress. The animal was being cared for as a pet in a field at Crennane, between Ballaghaderreen and Loughglynn. However, he escaped on Sunday evening and there have been no reports of any sightings since then.”

Irish Independent: Keep an eye out for runaway kangaroo »
Earlier story: July 2006: Circus Kangaroo escapes in Ireland »

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