Escape wallaby visits a school in Tennessee

Wallaby in a forest in Claiborne County Tennessee
@Deepizzaguy (92397)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
February 12, 2024 3:38pm CST
It is unusual for a wallaby to escape from his home in Claiborne County Tennessee and be seen running around the county to wind up at the campus Of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) on Wednesday morning. The good part of this story is that the wallaby did not cause any harm to anyone at the campus before the pet that belonged to a Harrogate resident whose name was not mentioned was being chased by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department, Animal Control and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources were able to capture the wallaby who was in the forest behind the Grant-Lee Hall building. The wallaby was captured by the Rangers of the Cumberland Gap National Park the same day and hopefully returned to his or her owner. I am wondering if the wallaby was named after the cartoon character BooBoo. Link is upi.com/1991707408292 via @upi
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@celticeagle (156162)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb
How fun. They can be real combative at times.
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Feb
I have noticed that Wallabies are known for their boxing skills.
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@celticeagle (156162)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Feb
@Deepizzaguy .......Yes. I would not want to deal with them.
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Feb
@celticeagle Neither would I.
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@jstory07 (132778)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Feb
I am glad no harm came to him in the capture.
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Feb
I am in agreement with you that the wallaby was not harmed.
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@RasmaSandra (71474)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Feb
And why shouldn't the wallaby have a right to education?
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Feb
You have a good point there.
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@JudyEv (321298)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Feb
I'm glad the wallaby was captured before it came to any harm.
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Feb
I am in agreement with you that the wallaby was not harmed when he was captured by the authorities.
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@innertalks (20789)
• Australia
13 Feb
Even in the country where Wallabies come from, we are not allowed to have a pet wallaby like that. America is a lucky country, but we are a nanny state here, in Australia. The resident does need to build a better enclosed space to keep his wallaby in though, higher fences, perhaps..
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Feb
I am in agreement with you that the owner of the wallaby needs to have a larger fence or keep a sharp lookout on the fences in his home to make sure that they are properly.
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@LindaOHio (148720)
• United States
13 Feb
I'm glad that the wallaby did not get injured.
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@Deepizzaguy (92397)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
13 Feb
I am in agreement with you that the wallaby was not injured in the incident.
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