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A Team hunt for ‘Mr T’

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

“Mr T” the kangaroo who has been spotted around the North side of town with a metal bin lid stuck around his neck. PICTURE: Supplied “Mr T” the kangaroo who has been spotted around the North side of town with a metal bin lid stuck around his neck. PICTURE: Supplied

By Emily Ferguson

Over the weekend, the local Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals (RRANA) were notified of a large male Euro kangaroo on the North side of town, with a metal bin lid stuck around its neck. 

The RRANA team attempted to capture the animal and remove the object from him on Friday night but were unsuccessful.

Since then they were informed by a member of the community that the kangaroo was on the oval of the Morgan Street School, which they now believe is where he came in contact with the bin lid.

RRANA rescuer and carer Stephanie Jones said the kangaroo, who they have nicknamed “Mr T”, is in great condition and he is still able to eat and drink. 

“We managed to get a bit closer to him and saw that the bin lid is not tight around his neck which is what we were most worried about,” said Stephanie.

“Being a Euro he is very smart and knows his way around.

“We managed to get him into a yard but there was no fence dividing the front and back yards so he got away from us again.

“We hope that it won’t be long until we can remove the lid from him; until then we are keeping a look out and monitoring him,” she said.

“He has been seen from Brown Street up to obviously the Morgan Street School.”

RRANA thanked the public for keeping an eye out for him.

If anyone sees him again, and manages to manoeuvre him into a yard, be sure to notify RRANA by calling them on 0429 204 416, but they also remind locals not to approach the animal.

The RRANA team are working to capture and remove the lid safely for both themselves and Mr T.

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