Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, caught the kangaroo Sunday afternoon in the area of 38316 Mickler Road in Lacoochee. According to a Sheriff’s Office press release, the five-foot tall, 200-pound animal had been on the loose since Saturday night and had led deputies on a lengthy chase at one point.
Right now, it’s not clear who owns the kangaroo. While a family living along Mickler Road has a kangaroo farm, they haven’t claimed the animal. Sheriff’s officials say someone can own a kangaroo if they have the proper permits.
The animal, who’s apparently in good shape, is being held in a pen in Lacoochee.
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