Deputies Capture Kangaroo at Florida Pool

Animal was reunited with its owner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 9, 2024 12:30 PM CST
Kangaroo Captured by Deputies at Florida Pool
In this image provided by the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff's Office, a kangaroo is shown captured after it was found loose at an apartment complex Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Tampa, Fla.   (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A wayward kangaroo was corralled safely by sheriff's deputies Thursday after it was spotted hopping around the pool area of a Florida apartment complex, the AP reports. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office released video and still photos of the kangaroo, including some footage shot from a helicopter. The agency also released audio of a female resident of the complex calling in to report it. "I actually see a kangaroo. It's kind of a large kangaroo," the unidentified woman says. "We got him closed in the pool gate area."

Deputies were able to figure out the animal's owner and reunite them after checking for its proper registration, the agency said in a Facebook post. No injuries to the kangaroo or any people were reported.

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