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Shiga police receive reports of kangaroo on the run

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Police in Moriyama, just east of Kyoto, on Tuesday said they had received telephone reports claiming there was a kangaroo hopping down the road. A police investigation revealed that the animal had escaped from the city's Horii Zoo.

The kangaroo, spotted at around 9 p.m., was a male standing a meter tall and weighing around 40 kilograms. According to the police report, the animal had been transferred from Tochigi Prefecture the same day. Zoo workers tried to introduce the kangaroo to its new enclosure at around 8 p.m. when it reportedly escaped.

Horii Zoo operates a "mobile zoo" program for which it breeds camels and other smaller animals and then transports them to nursery schools and theme parks. Station employees and civil servants in the rural town beside Lake Biwa joined zoo officials in the search for the marsupial. It was found five hours later in a rice field some 500 meters away.

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I'd love to see this kangaroo fighting the keystones

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wow, there is kangaroo meat to eat. i will go to Shiga and hunt this delicious animal

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Only a Ninja Kangaroo can catch this one! This could lead to a new Anime TV series.

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Good one, Skippy!

Maybe this is a perfect business chance to start selling roo whistles for cars. You don't want to hit a roo while driving... they can mess up your car pretty good.

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Well they better "hop" to it and catch the critter (had to be said)

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A police investigation revealed that the animal had escaped from the city’s Horii Zoo.

ring ring... Hello Hori Zoo Are you missing a Kangaraoo Why yes we are..

A police investigation? Exactly how much besides a phone call is needed to be called an investigation. how about "police determined..."

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Since I'm sure it took several police officers a few hours to "determine" that a Kangaroo escaped from a zoo they're giving themselves credit for an "investigation". Let them take their credit if it makes them feel good; it'll soften the pain the kangaroo will inflict on them when they try to arrest it!

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Well they better "hop" to it and catch the critter (had to be said)

I was going to say that, but you got the jump on me.

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This is going to be better then the Great Tokyo Monkey Chase. I remember that so clearly. The police chased that thing for a couple of days before they caught it. Hilarious..

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Which will prove to be harder to catch, the monkeys or the kangaroo?

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I laughed. Cute. Makes me miss Shiga.

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"Station employees and civil servants in the rural town beside Lake Biwa joined zoo officials in the search for the marsupial."

Civil servants and marsupials. There is something odd and yet not completely unimaginable about the nexus.

Keep us informed on this one, JT.

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'kangaroo on the run' lol I'd love to have seen it

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I bet if the Shiga police had Crocodile Dundee they would not be having these kind of problems. That is not a knife, this is a knife!! God, I love Crocodile Dundee!!Way better than Mel Gibson!

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No doubt their zeal in capturing the beastie fueled by the fact it was a foreign pest and not one of their cute little monkey guerillas.

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Oh no, Kangaroo sashimi coming up.

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Horii zoo is a hell hole; lamas and penguins on the roof, tiger in a space unable to turn and a chimpanzee in a dark barren cage going nuts. Hope the kangaroo gets away and finds a kinder home.

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