Kangaroo on the loose: Marsupial escapes in small Alabama town

A kangaroo is on the loose, hopping around a small Alabama town.

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Kangaroo Jack was being transported to Tennessee but was being held temporarily in Winfield, Alabama, WBRC reported.

The kangaroo was on its way from Mississippi.

When transport crews from B&H Livestock were trying to get him to his temporary layover, he slipped through a worker’s hands and hopped away.

Braxton Basinger was going to keep the kangaroo at his home in Winfield until delivery day Thursday, AL.com reported.

“I let one of my workers get him out of the trailer and I told him, ‘Don’t let go of him,’ and sure enough he lets go of him,” Basinger told AL.com.

Basinger told WBRC his crew normally transports exotic animals but rarely works with kangaroos.

So far, three tries to wrangle the ‘roo have come up short, WBRC reported.

I’ve been saying I feel like I’m in a game of jumanji. And today we are chasing kangaroos. Also just for future reference if you need my help wrangling a kangaroo the moment of truth I will bail. This joker is running dead at me and I jumped out the way. I’m not squaring up against one. I saw my life flash before my eyes. Just another normal Monday here at Roma Furniture. #jumanji

Posted by Tiffany Perry on Monday, March 1, 2021


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