Kangaroo on the loose in Antwerp province

We are receiving reports that a kangaroo is roaming the wilds of Heist-op-den-Berg in Antwerp province. It is understood that the kangaroo has escaped from its owner.

Attempts to capture the animal have so far failed.

The kangaroo was first noticed in the Itegem district of the municipality where it was roaming the forest. Police received countless phone calls from local residents who had spotted the kangaroo.

Several police officers joined fire-fighters in a number of fruitless attempts to capture the marsupial. The identity of the kangaroo’s owner too remains a mystery.

(Unfortunately the marsupial pictured is not the one on the loose in Heist-op-den-Berg.)