after wintry walkabout
01/05/05 - CNN
Wisconsin (AP) -- A kangaroo that went on
a walkabout in frigid Wisconsin was
captured Wednesday. But where the
marsupial came from remained a mystery.
cornered the 150-pound kangaroo in a barn
after receiving calls for days from
shocked residents who had seen it.
Officials from Henry
Vilas Zoo in Madison, about 45 miles away,
planned to pick it up and take care of it.
Zoo director Jim
Hubing said the kangaroo would not have
survived long in the Wisconsin winter.
Temperatures in the
animal's native Australia generally do not
drop below the 30s.
Sheriff Steve Michek
said some people who spotted the kangaroo
were hesitant to report it "because
they didn't want to be made a fool
He said the animal
might have escaped as someone was bringing
it through the county.