LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. — A Michigan girl lives within the southern a part of her county, however not down below. So think about her shock when she noticed a kangaroo hopping on her driveway on Tuesday.
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“Simply strolling down the driveway — not strolling — hopping up and down the driveway, and it was consuming one thing,” Sara Greer advised WJBK-TV.
Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia and New Guinea — to not Lapeer County, an space positioned within the thumb of Michigan’s mitt between Detroit and Flint.
“Now we have nothing however wildlife, livestock and cows,” Greer advised WJBK.
Greer stated she referred to as 911 to report the misguided marsupial however was met with skepticism from the dispatcher.
“I say I’m positioned in southern Lapeer County and there’s a pause and she or he responds, ‘Ma’am, are you positive it’s a kangaroo?’ and I stated, ‘Sure, I’m positive!’” Greer advised the tv station.
The bewildered dispatcher contacted Lapeer County Animal Management. Greer later came upon the kangaroo’s title is Douglas, and he hopped by means of a cemetery earlier than he lastly discovered his residence, WJBK reported.
“You may inform he was misplaced, he needed to go residence,” Greer advised the tv station.
Douglas’ proprietor, who owns a license to maintain unique pets, was in a position to corral the kangaroo, WJBK reported.
“So long as you might have a license or allow, I assume you may have a kangaroo,” Greer advised the tv station, including that she desires one for a pet.
“Now I’m making an attempt to persuade (my husband) to not get one other dog however a kangaroo,” Greer added, noting that her encounter with Douglas brightened her day. ”The best way the world is at this time, it places a smile in your face.”
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