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Cops capture a kangaroo in Fort Lauderdale

By T.K. Randall
July 18, 2020 · Comment icon 6 comments

The kangaroo didn't seem too bothered. Image Credit: YouTube / FLPDPIO
Police officers in Florida recently encountered a feisty marsupial that was very far from home.
Of all the animals that you might associate with Florida, kangaroos are unlikely to be high up on the list, yet for cops in the southeastern state earlier this week, the presence of one particularly feisty runaway marsupial led to a chase that would end up captured on camera for all to see.

The peculiar turn of events saw Fort Lauderdale police officers apprehend the kangaroo near 1300 NE 2nd Avenue after a pursuit that lasted upwards of 30 minutes.

Several officers surrounded the animal as it stood, seemingly unphased, in the middle of the street.
Fortunately one of the cops was able to grab it while another tied a leash around its neck.

The animal was then bundled into a police car.

"We just tried to corral it and keep it out of traffic," said Officer Robert Norvis. "He's very friendly. We were able to get a rope around his neck and get him in the back of the car."

"I've been a police officer for 26 years. I've had snake calls and python calls, maybe an alligator, but never heard of a kangaroo around here."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by susieice 4 years ago
The kangaroo is now in the custody of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. His name is Jack and he belongs to Anthony Macias, who says he didn't shut the gate properly after taking out a recycling bin. He was hoping to bring Jack back home but officials said keeping exotic animals is not permitted in Ft Lauderdale. Macias says he has friends in Palm Beach County who are permitted to house kangaroos.
Comment icon #2 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz 4 years ago
I Wonder what the Aussies think about this vid :-). I love rooos the red kangaroo can get up to 1.8 metres tall. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by aztek 4 years ago
people get exotic pets, then realize it is too much for them, they kick them out. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by kobolds 4 years ago
Anyone know the best way to cook kangaroo ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 4 years ago
It is safer for Mike Tyson to fight that kangaroo than against the great white shark.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
Chupacabra in disguise, don't fool us ! Chupacabra is a trans-dimensional creature looking sometime like a kangaroo and other time like a blood thirsty creature from hell, beware !

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