Tar and Abby

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yes. Yes, you did just see a kangaroo...

— Is that a kangaroo on the highway?
Many motorists on Interstate 182 in Pasco were probably asking themselves that as they rubbed their eyes to make sure they weren’t hallucinating Saturday morning.
Pasco police did get calls around 7 a.m. about a kangaroo loose around Road 68, but officers couldn’t find it initially, Sgt. Ben Majetich said.
When the animal got to I-182, however, drivers started called 911 and the chase was on.
Pasco officers and Washington State Patrol troopers spent about two hours trying to corral the marsupial as it hopped around on the highway, in the median and crossed back and forth, he said.
“That thing’s pretty fast. It’s about 3 1/2 feet high,” Majetich said. “Our main concern was obviously the traffic.”
There were several near-crashes with vehicles swerving around trying to avoid the animal.
“You’re driving down the road minding your own business, what’s the last thing you expect to see along the highway?” he said.
Officers finally got a hold of the owner, who lives on Road 68, and the owner was able to catch the animal near Road 84 and Chapel Hill Boulevard, Majetich said.
“I’ve chased livestock and deer, but I’ve never chased a kangaroo,” Majetich said. “I hope it’s the last.”

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/06/30/2006410/pasco-cops-hop-to-call-of-loose.html#storylink=cpy


Bob said...

I have a mental image of Abby on a Roo Chase and it's very impressive!

mistress maddie said...

Woul have been real intresting to see what the dogs would have done with that!!!!!!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Thx for the update. I missed this one.

Sam said...

What the hell is someone doing with a kangaroo??? What do they do with it in the winter?

the dogs mother said...

Apparently they want to start a petting zoo at their nursery. A heater?