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."