Kangaroo in Clarks Hill gets people hopping

Elias Hubbard
May 17, 2018

In his 31-year career, McCormick County Sheriff Clark Stearns has never gotten a call like this.

According to the McCormick County Emergency Services, a kangaroo has been spotted along the sides of Highway 28 South.

Deputies say it escaped from a nearby animal sanctuary known as Melrose Farms, early Tuesday morning.

Local news reported the kangaroo was later captured and returned to its owner, a licensed exotic animal farm. A Facebook post by McCormick County Emergency Services was shared almost 500 times as of noon on Tuesday.

"I thought dispatch was joking", the responding officer recalls. "Where the animal was seen is very, very close to where it belongs, so it's not like he was hopping at large around McCormick County".

The sheriff's office pointed out that kangaroos are not native in SC but a man living in the county has a license to own the marsupials.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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