From arrests to accidents, the crime beat in Metro Vancouver has no shortage of drama, but every once in while a story comes along that raises a smile.
One such story cropped up on Thursday, February 16 when Langley RCMP Tweeted to ask the public for help in tracking down a wallaby gone wild.
Missing Pet Wallaby, similar to picture. Lost in 2200 block of 56th ave. If seen please call Langley RCMP. 604-532-3200 pic.twitter.com/5NjQMzvrvu
— Langley RCMP (@LangleyRCMP) February 16, 2017
For the uninitiated, a wallaby is a member of the marsupial family that hails from Down Under – think of a smaller version of a kangaroo and you’re on the right path.
An Australian marsupial is obviously not exactly the kind of animal you’d expect to see skipping around the streets of Langley. However this particular escapee seems to have been a household pet, that made a break for it around the area of 2200 block of 56th Avenue.Corporal Holly Largy with Langley RCMP confirmed to Daily Hive that the six year old grey/brown Wallaby was reported missing by its owner at 1:30 pm this afternoon. She confirmed the family pet is “Very friendly”. Of course, this is probably no laughing matter for the wallaby’s worried owners, so if anyone sees the runaway critter, make sure to give Langley RCMP a call on 604-532-3200.