Missing marsupial found safe and sound
Good news for the owners of a missing wallaby. The 6 year old marsupial, named Gracie has been found after being on the lam in Langley for 3 days.
Sergeant Bill Beals with the Langely RCMP says someone called in what they thought was a kangaroo in their yard near 125th and 56th avenue Saturday morning. The wallaby managed to elude officials and her owners for several days - until a woman drinking coffee on her deck early Saturday morning spotted Gracie in her backyard.
Beals says the animal appeared unharmed. He added thanks to the public -- who'd called in multiple wallaby sightings across the city in the days since the animal was reported missing.
Native to Australia, wallabies are in the same family as kangaroos but typically only grow to a height of between 30 and 100 centimetres, while kangaroos can reach as tall as two metres.
It is legal to own a pet wallaby in British Columbia, as they are not on the province's list of 1,000 Controlled Alien Species.