A kangaroo by the name of Jack was recaptured by police two days after escaping from its handlers in Winfield, Alabama.
According to UPI news, Jack was supposed to stay at a farm in Winfield for a couple days before moving to a buyer in Tennessee, but somehow the clever kangaroo escaped its handlers.
The kangaroo was no match for police who recaptured the animal. The Winfield Police Department posted a photo of the kangaroo on social media with the caption: “Jack has been caught.” The animal was healthy and uninjured.
Braxton Basinger, a member of the exotic animal transport crew that was responsible for delivering the animal to its new home, said that the crew was experienced with a variety of species, but not so much with kangaroos. Apparently, the crew had attempted to capture the kangaroo three times, but each time was unsuccessful. They were watching and waiting, and thinking of getting help from a vet, when the police said enough is enough.
Local resident Tiffany Perry captured footage of the kangaroo hopping down the road one evening, but when she attempted to approach the animal, it ran off into the nearby woods.