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roo On The Run

Thruway State Police in Syracuse Thursday continued to be on the look out for a wallaroo, a small kangaroo, first spotted along the highway 24 hours earlier.

On Wednesday, troopers responded to milepost 267, near Exit 34 (Lakeport Road overpass) for a report of a wild wallaroo that was seen by passing motorists approximately 100 feet off the roadway.

Troopers searched the area and spotted the three-foot tall animal and notified the owner, Jeff Taylor who responded to the area but was unable to capture the animal.

It is believed that the Wallaroo is part of a traveling petting zoo and wildlife education program and escaped from the owner's property several days ago.

The public is asked to contact State Police in Oneida at 315-366-6000 if they spot the Wallaroo and not to come into contact with the wild animal.

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