Fugitive kangaroo haunts Danish countryside
A video of a bouncing kangaroo across a field in rural Denmark isn't something you see every day, and it has stunned both motorists and cops.
"Missing a kangaroo, anyone?" inquired the police in the Danish districts of South Zealand and Lolland-Falster in a spectacular Facebook post after receiving a slew of calls from perplexed motorists.
Monday morning, a vehicle came upon a kangaroo hopping across a driveway at full speed on the island of Lolland.
The kangaroo has supposedly been on the loose for some time, according to eyewitnesses who have reported many sightings from all around the area.
"I think that maybe a month ago we also received inquiries about a loose kangaroo, so maybe it's the same one", Palle Hansen, communications officer in South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police, told TV2.
One driver even managed to capture a brief video of a bouncing kangaroo, which the police shared in the hopes of locating the animal's owner. The cops also speculated that catching it would be difficult due to the animal being "quick on its feet." Still, having the animal on the loose is a bad situation.
"When you think about what injury a mere hare can cause when hit by a car, I dare not think about what this can cause. It could be dangerous if hit by a car", Hansen mused.
On the surface, the Knuthenborg Safari Park appeared to be the most likely suspect, but the zoo stressed that their kangaroos are counted every day and that none are missing.
Kangaroos and their cousins, wallabies, are surprisingly robust in freezing temperatures for southern hemisphere residents. They can easily adjust if they can acclimate during the fall and develop a thick winter coat.