Baxter the kangaroo okay after being launched by a parrot


ZACHARY – A kangaroo is secure at residence with it is house owners after hopping round East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday.

No, it is not one thing you see on a regular basis. Individuals who did see the kangaroo, named Baxter, say they had been in disbelief.

“We noticed it and we very shocked,” Braden Nelson stated.

Braden and Ethan Nelson say they had been driving down Port Hudson Satisfaction Highway round 11 on Wednesday morning after they observed one thing race by in a drainage ditch.

“He stated, ‘there is a kangaroo on the facet of the street!’ I used to be like what are you speaking about? I flip round, and positive sufficient, there was a kangaroo,” Ethan stated.

The brothers say they first although it was a dog till they realized it solely had two legs.

“He was going quick, simply hopping within the ditch. He was gone inside 30 seconds,” Braden stated.

The place did the kangaroo come from? not too removed from the place they noticed him.

Baxter lives with greater than a dozen parrots being taken care of by the house owners of a non-profit specializing in releasing wild birds into their pure habitats referred to as Bird Restoration Worldwide.

The house owners say Baxter’s chicken brother, Thor, not too long ago found out how one can open the door to the enclosure.

I requested the parrot why did he do it, and he responded, “Birds do not speak.”

Baxter was noticed by regulation enforcement hours after Thor launched him. An East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy was capable of preserve him shut with peanut butter till the house owners picked him up close to Machost Highway.

His house owners are past grateful Baxter is residence secure. They went right into a panic as quickly as they realized he was lacking.

The boys are nonetheless in shock as to what they noticed.

“I slowed down, there was nobody else on the street, and we simply watched it for a short while till it went into the woods,” Braden stated.

Whereas you should purchase a kangaroo from a breeder right here in Louisiana, Wildlife and Fisheries say, it’s unlawful to have an unique animal as a pet.

Baxter’s house owners beforehand owned a zoo, and now function a non-profit.


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