WINFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A young kangaroo who slipped away from his keepers as he was being hauled to a new home has been captured.
The Winfield Police Department, in a post Wednesday on its Facebook page, said Jack, the 3 1/2 year old kangaroo escaped Monday. He was seen in cellphone video heartily hopping down a country road in Winfield, al.com reported.
“For those interested in Jack the Kangaroo, he has been caught and is doing well,” Winfield Police’s social media post said.
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The animal was being taken from south Mississippi to its new home in Tennessee, said Braxton Basinger of B & H Livestock.
Basinger stopped at his home in Winfield and planned to keep the kangaroo there until he made the final delivery Thursday. The kangaroo escaped when a worker let go of it while taking it out of the trailer, he said.