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Kangaroo Escapes Pumpkin Farm in Kenosha

It wasn’t a jailbreak, but police in southeast Wisconsin responded to a different kind of escapee Thursday morning

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    Kangaroo Escapes Pumpkin Farm in Kenosha
    Kenosha County Sheriff's Department
    A kangaroo escaped his pen at a pumpkin farm Thursday morning and wandered onto a Kenosha County highway.

    It wasn’t a jailbreak, but police in southeast Wisconsin responded to a different kind of escapee Thursday morning—a loose kangaroo. 

    Just after 7 a.m., deputies were notified of a loose animal, possibly a kangaroo, in the 7500 block of 18th Street in Somers, Wisconsin, according to the Kenosha County sheriff’s department. 

    “Investigation revealed this to be the case,” Sgt. Mark Malecki said in a statement. 

    The adult kangaroo had escaped his pen at the Jerry Smith Produce & Country Store, and decided to wander west along 18th Street, according to the sheriff’s department. 

    The pumpkin farm was contacted and 5-year-old Joey was returned safely. No one was injured.

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