Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 10th, 2009
Mystery kangaroo reports use to be a dime a dozen, so to speak, from various states in the Midwest, with one of the most frequent hotspots being SE Minnesota.
For example, in November 2005, a columnist in that state told of recent sightings there, but the details given were very vague.
Around Cloquet Pine Knot, Minnesota, according to the Pine Journal, “the phone lines buzzed with people who had either already seen the kangaroo or who wanted to and wanted to know which alfalfa field he was in. The farming area to the west of town quickly filled with families in cars, cruising around slowly, looking for the visiting foreigner. Veterinarians were called by reporters to see if anyone had a pet kangaroo who might have escaped. The local zoo is 25 miles away, but it quickly counted noses and couldn’t come up with any kangaroo shortages. The Great Kangaroo Hunt lasted until dark.”
Reports of cryptid kangaroos or at least cryptids that look like kangaroos are nothing new for Minnesota, as I write about in Mysterious America.
Anyone have more details on any recent sightings?
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