DRONES HELP IN SEARCH FOR KANGAROO ESCAPEE IN FLORIDA
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – A runaway kangaroo in South Florida has wildlife officers sending up a pair of drones to help search for a second day.
More than a dozen officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been joined by state troopers and local law enforcement in the search for Storm.
The 5-year-old marsupial that hopped away from a home in a Jupiter Farms subdivision, where he’s been raised alongside six other kangaroos.
Owner Eric Westergard describes Storm as 4 feet tall and 45 pounds, with tawny fur, black paws and a powerful long tail.
Westergard tells the Palm Beach Post that Storm is laid-back unless he’s startled.
Wildlife officers plan to subdue him with a tranquilizer dart and return the animal to its owner.
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9/26/2018 10:15:22 AM (GMT -5:00)