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Missing wallaby spotted in Rolesville

Posted July 2, 2009

— A missing wallaby, which jumped the fence at a veterinarian's hospital Wednesday, was spotted in Rolesville shortly after midnight Thursday.

Searchers said they had found Sydney the Wallaby in the Granite Falls community, and the owner and vet were trying to coax it to them.

The wallaby, which looks like a small kangaroo, escaped from the Rolesville Veterinary Hospital while playing outside after treatment for an abscessed tooth, veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Hummel said.

Hummel said the vet's office has offered a cash reward for the return of the wallaby. She described the animal as about three feet tall and friendly towards people.

The wallaby is owned by Noah's Landing Petting Zoo in Coats.

Anyone who sees the Sydney is asked to call 919-562-0100.


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  • diver Jul 2, 2009

    If anyone finds him, I know some great recipes!!

  • VikingTom Jul 2, 2009

    G'day mate!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 2, 2009

    Any shot this Vet Office is also missing a small Black Bear?

  • vote4changeASAP Jul 2, 2009

    I hope no harm comes to this creature.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 2, 2009

    I hope they get him back quick and safe.

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 2, 2009

    What a cutie! :)

  • Sessy V--V Jul 2, 2009

    I hope they find him and that he is ok

    I remember a few years ago I spotted one in my neigbors yard late night

    I had NO clue what it was till after I found out he went missing.....

  • devilblue Jul 2, 2009

    He's so CUTE!!!!!!

  • wcumom Jul 2, 2009

    I thought about this mammal last night as the lightening and thunder pounded the sky.Poor baby :{