BREWSTER, Ohio (WJW) — The search is on for two escaped kangaroos in Northeast Ohio following multiple sightings, Brewster police confirmed to Nexstar’s FOX 8 News.
The first call came into the station Thursday night after someone spotted a baby kangaroo, said Brewster Police Chief Nathan Taylor. Then another person stopped into the station Saturday with a video of an adult kangaroo crossing the road. So far, the search for the animals has proved fruitless, but Taylor said they have a general idea where they may be after there was a sighting of one in town.
“Never dreamed I’d run into this in my career,” Taylor admitted. “We believe they just escaped from somewhere.”
Police are planning to continue the search Sunday evening as the animals are nocturnal. Those who spot the kangaroos are asked to not approach and to call the police. While kangaroos, which hail originally from Australia, are not known to attack humans, they can be quite aggressive.
“That’s our biggest fear right now, we don’t want people to start hunting them,” Taylor said. “If people can stay in the area and keep an eye [on the kangaroo], please do that, but do not approach.”
Taylor said that anyone who may have lost a kangaroo should reach out to the police immediately.
“If anyone has information, I don’t care, I just want these things safe and the people safe,” he said.
Brewster police can be reached at (330) 830-4272.