Kangaroo hopping loose in Tampa, captured and reunited with owner

Writer: Paul Dolan
Published: Updated:

Invasive species like pythons and iguanas can be found throughout Florida, but who would’ve guessed someone’s marsupial from the other side of the planet would be found hopping around?

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, authorities captured a kangaroo on the loose in Tampa early Thursday morning.

The night vision video shows the misplaced marsupial hopping around a pool.

The marsupial had a brown-colored back with white legs, tail and stomach.

Nonchalantly, the kangaroo sniffed around the gated pool area.

One of the authorities at the scene seemed to take a moment and for a quick picture before the animal hopped further away.

The kangaroo was found trapped in the pool area of an apartment near Fowler Avenue and 56th Street.

With some help from HCSO’s Agriculture Unit, the owner and kangaroo were reunited after verifying ownership.

Copyright Ā©2024 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.