Escaped wallaby found hopping around St Ives has been returned to owner

A Wallaby roaming around St Ives that had escaped PICTURE: Huntingdonshi

A Wallaby roaming around St Ives that had escaped PICTURE: Huntingdonshire Police - Credit: Huntingdonshire Police

An escaped Wallaby found roaming around St Ives has been captured and returned to its owners from Johnsons of Old Hurst in Huntingdon.

Police capturing a Wallaby that was roaming around St Ives PICTURE: Huntingdonshire Polic

Police capturing a Wallaby that was roaming around St Ives PICTURE: Huntingdonshire Police - Credit: Huntingdonshire Police

The Rural Crime Action Team assisted Huntingdonshire police officers on Wednesday evening at 11pm to capture the wallaby and bring him home.

The kangaroo was found roaming around a resident’s garden in St Ives and is believed to have escaped 24 hours before.

The wallaby was first seen in Ramsey Road just before 11pm and was spotted by a runner, who called Cambridgeshire police. Officers from the Rural Crime Action Team helped to get the kangaroo home and say he seemed to be unharmed by experience.