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Non-flying Kangaroo on the hop at Melbourne Airport

Posted by: Michael James | 7 January, 2013 - 7:46 AM
Kangaroo at Melbourne Airport

RUMOUR FILE CONFIRMED: A wayward Kangaroo that interrupted travellers at Melbourne Airport this morning has been rescued by wildlife officers.

Melbourne Airport spokesperson Anna Gillett says the officers managed to tranquilise the animal before taking it to a nearby shelter for a check-up.

"They say he was a Eastern Grey Kangaroo, about 30kgs, which put him at about 3-years-old" Ms Gillett told 3AW.

"He had some damage to his claws so he will be monitored before he is able to be released"

IMAGE: The Kangaroo near the T3 carpark (Twitter: @Madness1965)

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It's not the first incident of its kind after a Roo had to be removed from the carpark in October last year.

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  • I've been known to wistfully gaze through the windows at an airport, when my flight's been delayed too.

    David T. Monday 7 January, 2013 - 10:13 AM

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