Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 23rd, 2007
“Residents report wallaby on the loose in eastern Pa. town”, according to the Centre Daily Times, published in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
In Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, the locals are asking “Where’s the wallaby?”
That’s what officials at the Berks County Humane Society are wondering after residents began seeing a foreign creature hopping around town.
The accounts came in on Monday, January 22, 2007.
The agency received its first report of a wallaby sighting on Monday from a man who had seen the animal in his backyard over the weekend.
No one has come forward missing a pet and 20 miles away, at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the officials there said they aren’t missing a wallaby.
But as opposed to the old maxim – “it escaped from a circus train wreck” – there’s a new explanation there is a new one that’s beginning to hop forward:
The animal might have been bought on the Internet as a pet, said humane society officer Dylan Heckart.