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‘Mr T’ loses his bling

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

RRANA rescuers Stephanie Jones, Aaron Grieve and Victoria Bruggy with a bin lid they removed from the head of ‘Mr T’ the kangaroo yesterday morning. The tough marsupial took it in his stride. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson RRANA rescuers Stephanie Jones, Aaron Grieve and Victoria Bruggy with a bin lid they removed from the head of ‘Mr T’ the kangaroo yesterday morning. The tough marsupial took it in his stride. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

RRANA rescuers have captured “Mr T”, the kangaroo with a bin lid stuck around his neck, and removed it yesterday morning. 

Stephanie Jones of RRANA said the Euro was found in Oxide Street in the same area where he had been seen previously. 

“He went into a man’s yard about 3am this morning,” said Stephanie.

“The man saw that we’d been looking for him so he closed all his gates and called us at about 6.30am.

“It took us about 20 minutes to catch him, even though he had this (bin lid) on him he was moving very quickly,” she said.

“Aaron had a great big net and as he was coming past he just scooped him up and we dove.”

Once they had removed the bin lid from around Mr T’s neck, they opened the gates and he hopped away happily.

“I think he was very happy to not have his bling anymore,” said Stephanie.

“We would like to thank the gentleman for helping RRANA because if it weren’t for him we wouldn’t have caught him.”

Anyone who is interested in becoming a RRANA member and helping to rescue and look after native animals may contact the team on 0429 204 416 for further information. 

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