‘Did he just say kangaroo?’: Marsupial recovered after escaping from farm
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. —A kangaroo that got away from its home at Jerry Smith’s Country Store and Pumpkin Farm early…
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. —
A kangaroo that got away from its home at Jerry Smith’s Country Store and Pumpkin Farm early Thursday has been recaptured.
Authorities believe the 5-year-old marsupial, named Joey, may have kicked the gate of his confine to get away.
“It comes out of the ditch line, and I’m looking at it going, ‘It’s a kangaroo.’ I’m going, ‘I’m losing my mind,'” Somers Fire Department Chief Carson Wilkinson said.
After a quick double-take, he called for backup to the area of the 7500 block of 18th Street in Somers from others responding to a nearby crash scene.
“Me and some of the firefighters just looked at each like, ‘Did he just say kangaroo?'” Kenosha County sheriff’s Deputy Nicole Sorenson said.
“I’m embarrassed to say, but I think I might have waved at it when it was looking at me,” Wilkinson said.
Joey was ultimately safely returned back to the farm without any injury to himself or to humans, Sgt. Mark Malecki said in a news release.
Jerry Smith’s Country Store and Pumpkin Farm offers fresh produce, including sweet corn in the summer and pumpkins in the fall, according to its website.
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