Danish police ask for help for a kangaroo that appears to have escaped

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Police in southeastern Denmark on Monday called for the public’s help in locating what appeared to be a kangaroo that was filmed hopping across a field.

Police said on Facebook that a driver saw the marsupial “jump” near Øster Ulslev, a village 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the port town of Rødbyhavn where ferries connect to northern Germany. They said the driver, whom they did not identify, had the presence of mind to film the animal, although they acknowledged that the three-second video they posted was “short and grainy”.

No one has reported a missing kangaroo.

South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police have asked that any sightings or information about the animal’s whereabouts be reported using the non-emergency number 114. The animal is not considered dangerous.

Despite the fact that kangaroos are not common in northern Europe, this is the second time the same police district has asked for help in finding one: in 2014, a kangaroo escaped from a private farm in the same region.

And in July 2018, a kangaroo was on the run elsewhere in Denmark for half a day before its owner found it.

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