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Wallaroo On the Loose in New York

There is a fugitive wallaroo on the loose in New York:

Police in New York state are on the alert for a missing wallaroo which has been on the run for the past month.

According to the online newspaper The Oneida Daily, the one-metre tall marsupial escaped his cage in the town of Chittenango, some 400 kilometres west of Manhattan, and has been foot-loose ever since.

The animal was spotted Wednesday (local time) by several motorists in the neighbouring town of Canastota, but a police search failed to turn up the critter.

Authorities urged citizens to take great care in approaching the animal, even though the rogue marsupial was not considered dangerous.  [AFP]

Check out this Good Morning America video for a humorous look at this escaped wildlife fugitive.