DEER PARK, Wash. -- A wallaroo who went missing in Deer Park almost a month ago was found Tuesday.
Andie Davis said her wallaroo, “Hopkins,” got scared while her landlord was working with some equipment and ran off, breaking through the gate on Davis’ property. There had been several sightings of Hopkins but no one had been able to catch him.
“Yeah, it had been over a week that we hadn't had any sightings,” Davis said.
Then, a neighbor less than a mile away from David saw the wallaroo eating berries in his garden. Davis set up a deer trap in the neighbor’s garden and Hopkins was captured Tuesday morning.
“It was completely fenced in, and we made a runway,” said Davis. “We were able to push him in and we used a fishing net and we got him caught.”
Davis said she is confident Hopkins will bounce back and be just fine.
“When I first got him home, he let me scratch him and he ate apples from my hand. Right now, he's a little nervous,” Davis added.