Crikey, there’s a Kangaroo on The Loose!
Franklin County, Washington – most anyone who’s ever owned a dog has experienced those moments when the dog escapes the house to free roam.
It’s a task that usually involves an owner chasing down a much faster pet until it can be retrieved and taken home.
It happens and is par for the course for pet owners. Well, in the town of Pasco, it’s legal to own exotic pets.
While it may be legal, it doesn’t free the owner of the experience just mentioned. A local resident’s pet kangaroo escaped and went hoping on the road nearly causing a pair of accidents and bewildering drivers.
According to reports KNDO in Yakima, drivers along Interstate 182 in Pasco were startled Saturday at the site of a loose pet kangaroo bouncing in and out of oncoming traffic. Authorities say the unruly animal nearly caused two accidents, and incited a coordinated rescue effort rarely seen in the otherwise sleepy neck of Eastern Washington.
As KNDO reports:
Pasco police received calls from many startled drivers and went to the scene to create a barrier of police cars stopping the animal from re-entering the highway.The owner ended up tracking down the kangaroo with a group of people and took back to his home in the donut hole area of Franklin County where it is legal to have exotic pets with a license. It is not legal in the city of Pasco.
The pet was finally chased down by the owner and taken home safely.