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Durham Regional Police Officers Capture Cagey Kangaroo After Days On The Run

DURHAM-After spending four days on the lam, a cagey Kangaroo has been captured by Durham Regional Police.

The kangaroo escaped handlers on Thursday during what was supposed to be a quick stop for a rest and was later spotted hopping along the roads in the Oshawa area.
There were several unconfirmed sightings over the weekend but the animal remained on the loose. Then, a reported kangaroo sighting in the Winchester Road East and Harmony Road North area came in around 3am Monday. Police say the officers who initially received the missing kangaroo report—were deployed for the rescue mission after having been briefed on safe Kangaroo capture techniques.
Apparently, the safest way to capture a kangaroo is to grab it by its tail. Although it’s not foolproof.
Once officers located the kangaroo, they followed her to the area of Wilson Road Noth and Winchester Road East when it appeared the Kangaroo stopped to take a little break. While doing so, the officers managed to sneak up behind her and grab her tail. But the kangaroo didn’t go quietly, she reportedly punched one of the officers in the face before settling down.
“The Kangaroo gave up and surrendered peacefully to police officers. She then received a ride in one of our K9 kennels back to the (Oshawa)Zoo where she is being examined” said police.
Police say she will continue on her journey to Quebec.
“Thank you to the community and all the volunteer networks that have come together over the last few days to bring this situation to a happy conclusion.” noted police.


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