Wisconsin police on ‘kangaroo watch’ after joey seen hopping across bridge

A kangaroo sighting in Wisconsin has sent local police on a chase for the marsupial.

Grand Chute police said officers responded to a report of a joey hopping across a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 41 Monday morning. Police searched the nearby brush for signs of the visitor from Down Under, but couldn’t locate it.

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“It would appear that the kangaroo had… Wait for it. Hopped along,” the department joked on Twitter.

The department had some fun with the unusual call on social media.

They tweeted a photo of Community Service Officer Davis wearing a helmet and wielding a tiny cage and large net with the caption: “CSO Davis isn’t taking any chances. He may need a bigger cage though.”

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The search for the missing kangaroo resumed Tuesday morning, police said. Officers were “painstakingly monitoring” the brush near where the animal was last seen. The department posted a photo of officers combing the woods for the “Great Grand Chute Marsupial.”

This isn’t the first kangaroo sighting in the Badger State. In November, a kangaroo named Lulu was struck and killed by a pickup truck after escaping from a home, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported.

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