Wildlife park staff launch urgent hunt for fugitive Aussie animal

Wildlife park staff launch urgent hunt for fugitive Aussie animal

Where’s WALLABY? Wildlife park staff launch urgent hunt for fugitive Aussie animal that burst free from enclosure

A search has been launched for an 11-month old runaway wallaby that escaped from an amusement park.

The creature, who doesn’t have a name, was spotted by stunned radio presenter Gary Muircroft as he made his way to work.

Local radio host Mr Muricroft ended up late for his shift as he tried to help round up the animal in Carluke, Lanarkshire.

The creature, who doesn’t have a name, was spotted by stunned radio presenter Gary Muircroft as he made his way to work

It is belieived to have gone on the run from Clyde Valley Family Park and has been at large for two weeks.

Muircroft posted online: ‘Late for the Go Radio breakfast show with Grado this morning trying to rescue this wee guy.

‘Hope the guy at Police Scotland managed to get someone out here.’

Local radio host Mr Muricroft ended up late for his shift as he tried to help round up the animal in Carluke, Lanarkshire

Scots wrestler and fellow breakfast show host Grado joked: ‘The bigger story was that he left me in here flapping at the thought of having to run this radio show myself, he still hasn’t shown me how to use the buttons!’

Grant Bell, of Clyde Valley Family Park, told the public not to approach the wallaby.

He said: ‘They’re harmless, they are about the size of a small dog.

‘If anyone can close their garden gates behind it and call us, we can come up with the rescue net.’

Wallabies are members of the kangaroo family and can reach up to six feet in height.

Scotland has feral wallabies including a group who live in Inchconnahan, Loch Lomond.

They were introduced to the area in 1940 by Lady Arran.


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