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Texas Police Hop to It to Catch Kangaroo

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[December 04, 2007]  LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Lewisville police had to hop to it to catch a kangaroo that fled from a veterinarian's yard. Maynard the red kangaroo is now back at an animal hospital, after his frolicking chase videotaped by a patrol car's camera.

Police joined animal control officers Sunday after getting a call about a kangaroo dashing around a neighborhood. The animal was bouncing around as people scampered after the 3-foot-tall critter.

Maynard, who's being treated for a respiratory ailment, was finally cornered and caught.

Dr. Kyle Jones says he took Maynard home for the weekend so the animal could graze and run in the vet's backyard. A wooden gate blew open and Maynard got out.

The animal eventually will be placed with a zoo.


Information from Brett Johnson of KXAS-TV: http://www.nbc5i.com/

[Associated Press]

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