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Four Foot Pet Kangaroo Gets Loose In Midland

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File photo of a kangaroo. (Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a kangaroo. (Photo by TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Officers in West Texas who answered calls about a kangaroo hopping along a road helped capture the pet and return the Aussie-type animal to its owner.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter says deputies thought dispatchers were crazy Tuesday night when people called about seeing a kangaroo. Patrol car video shows some of the chase along a rural highway near Midland.

Deputies helped corner the 4-foot-tall kangaroo as the owner offered a treat to the animal, then grabbed the pet.

Painter said Wednesday that Midland County has an exotic animals ordinance and owners must notify the sheriff’s office of the creatures. Authorities are checking to see if having a pet kangaroo falls under that category.

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