Apparently at least one wallaby is about 10,000 miles from home.
Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are looking for information about anyone who may be missing a wallaby, which was captured around 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, along King Road near Cambridge Springs, Crawford County.
The wallaby was tranquilized by officials from the Northwest Region, including Information and Education Supervisor Regis Senko, Crawford County WCO Mark Allegro and Northwest Region Wildlife Management Supervisor Roger Coup, and transferred to a licensed facility until the owner is identified.
Resembling a small kangaroo, a wallaby is a member of the marsupial family, and a native of Australia and surrounding islands.
“My landlord saw it, so I went down and took a photo of it,” said Sarah Dippold, former Game Commission biologist aide. “I forwarded the photo to the Game Commission’s Northwest Region office.”
Anyone with information about where the wallaby originated is encouraged to call the Northwest Region Office at 814-432-3187.
photo: Regis Senko