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Wayward wallaroo rescued from river after chase in Illinois

 

December 4, 2020



PERU, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peru, Illinois, are no strangers to chases — unless what they're after hops away on two legs.

Officers in the city about 95 miles (152 kilometers) southwest of Chicago were joined Wednesday afternoon by firefighters and even residents in a two-hour pursuit of a runaway wallaroo that bounded through yards and along streets and roads.

Native to Australia, wallaroos are larger than wallabies and smaller than kangaroos. This bloke — named Wally — got away from his owner in LaSalle County.

Fearing that the marsupial might get hit by a vehicle, Peru Police Chie...



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