Escaped kangaroo and two joeys are spotted hopping around near English market town as police appeal for help catching stray marsupials
- An animal believed to be a kangaroo has been seen in Bulwell, near Nottingham
- The Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police posted the picture to Facebook
- Asked people to give them a call if they see a ‘Red, Skippy or Joey’, yesterday
An animal believed to be a kangaroo has been photographed hopping around near a quiet market town.
Police in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, posted the picture of a mysterious animal appearing to stand poised in the countryside, yesterday.
Through the hedges and wild grass, the animal can be seen looking in to the distance and the police say the animal could be holding two Joeys.
They captioned the photo: ‘G’day Bulwell, this picture was taken this morning in Bulwell, I think you’re thinking what I’m thinking and I think we might be right mate.
This image of the kangaroo was captured and sent to the Bulwell, Rise Park and Highbury Vale Police in Nottinghamshire, before being shared on Facebook yesterday
‘There’s a Kangaroo in Bulwell and we believe she has two Joeys in tow. They were seen hopping around on the old pit site this morning. So if you see Red, Skippy or Joey bouncing around near you give us a ring.’
Their message has sent the internet into meltdown with 1.2k shares and people saying: ‘Sod the Aussy trip, let’s nip here to see a Kangaroo.’
Kimmy Joe added: ‘Just seen it hop out snapewood shop with two cans of Stella.’
The police have asked people to call them if they spot a ‘Red, Skippy or Joey’ nearby (file picture of a mother kangaroo with a joey in her pouch)
Sarah Wagg said: ‘Think someone needs an animal picture book.’
Denise Caldwell wrote: ‘I see an german shepherd could be and aligator would have to go look for myself lol.’
Bulwell’s Police wrote a witty response: ‘We’ve looked into this report and nothing’s jumping out at us – but if you see anything out back, hop to it and let us know!’