Missing Deer Park wallaroo spotted again

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

DEER PARK, Wash. -- A wallaroo that had been seen running around Deer Park in August was spotted again Friday morning.

The animal, named “Hopkins,” escaped from its owner’s property.  The owner, Andie Davis, has been trying to find the wallaroo ever since.

Davis wrote on her Facebook page, “Hopkins has been seen!  At 6:30 this morning I woke up to knocking on my door, and when I got there it was a sheriff's deputy.”

The wallaroo was reportedly spotted eating blueberries in the area.  David said she and the deputy attempted to capture Hopkins at that spot.

“I tried to approach him but only got within 20 feet,” Davis wrote. “Hopkins did manage to get away from us.  He slipped in between me and the deputy, but we now know he's alive.”

A wallaroo is the third largest species of the kangaroo family and is native to Australia.

Davis said the wallaroo got scared while her landlord was working with some equipment and ran off, breaking through the gate on Davis’ property.

Davis owns three wallaroos, including the one that escaped. Hopkins is 2 and a half years old.

Anyone who sees the animal is asked to call Spokanimal or the Sheriff’s Office.  Trying to approach the wallaroo will likely cause the animal to flee.

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