February 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Updated: February 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Missing wallaby found safe and sound in Langley

A wallaby

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UPDATE: Langley RCMP confirmed Saturday that the wallaby has been found.

A wallaby – a smaller version of a kangaroo – went missing in Langley on Thursday. It was found Saturday morning at a home near 125th St. and 56th Ave and captured with a fishing net.

“Now I know that you actually catch a wallaby using a fishing net,” Sgt. Bill Beals with the Langley RCMP told CKNW.

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“We got a phone call this morning just before 8 a.m. A person woke up and reported a ‘kangaroo’ in their back yard. They actually weren’t aware that we had posted a missing wallaby two days earlier. So I guess they woke up a little surprised.”

Authorities at first weren’t sure how to capture the wallaby, but the animal’s owners arrived with a large fishing net.

“They put it over top of it, and jumped on top,” Beals said.

The wallaby was unharmed and was carried away in a dog carrier, according to CKNW.

The exotic macropod escaped its enclosure inside a home on Thursday, moving the RCMP to put out a public warning for residents to be on the lookout for a kangaroo-like animal.


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