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Errant kangaroo spotted hopping along a road in Missouri

By T.K. Randall
December 23, 2022 · Comment icon 7 comments

The kangaroo didn't seem troubled by its predicament. Image Credit: KMOV St. Louis / Julia Heidemann
A curious marsupial was spotted nonchalantly exploring a quiet road in High Ridge, Missouri this week.
We've covered a lot of cases of exotic big cats being sighted in countries in which they don't belong over the years, but this most recent incident concerned an animal that, while a lot less dangerous, happened to be even further away from its country of origin.

Jefferson County Services Director Eric Larson confirmed earlier this week that a kangaroo had been sighted by several locals hopping around on a stretch of road in High Ridge, Missouri.

Seemingly unconcerned by its surroundings, the animal was filmed exploring the roadside as onlookers were left scratching their heads.
It wasn't long before local news outlets began picking up the story.

As it turned out, the inquisitive marsupial - whose name was Rueben - had actually escaped from the nearby S and S Farms Exotic Petting Zoo and had gone on the run.

Fortunately, it didn't take long for zoo staff to track him down and return him to his enclosure.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by simplybill 1 year ago
Wow, that’s amazing! But I think that lady missed an awesome selfie opportunity. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by DJ Dog 1 year ago
Yeah those things are really cute but I think the may punch or kick you if you get close enough for a selfie ask an Australian they'll probably tell to to stay clear of it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pellinore 1 year ago
They can be real hooligans:  
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 1 year ago
Dude’s lucky to be alive, those buggahs have CLAWS on their hind feet that can eviscorate you.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Grim Reaper 6 1 year ago
It certainly is amazing, and even more amazing that the critter survived the event actually! I grew up not very from High Ridge, in St. Charles Missouri and the country boys myself included  would love to have a trophy like that stuffed in their man cave ( that doesn’t include me ). But, I certainly agree that would have been a once in life time chance for a truly exotic selfie in Missouri or anywhere else in the United States!  Merry Christmas and I wish you and your loved ones a happy and especially healthy New Year!
Comment icon #6 Posted by simplybill 1 year ago
Thank you, GR6!  And Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Mrs. GR6! 
Comment icon #7 Posted by pellinore 1 year ago
I've read the collective name for kangaroos is "mob".Sounds deive.

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