Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement Responds to Wallaby Reported in Neighborhood

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) — A possible wallaby was spotted in a neighborhood in Gastonia on Monday.

Video sent to WBTV shows what looks like a hopping wallaby or kangaroo in the Lineberger Park neighborhood.

Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement responded to the neighborhood and found the person responsible for the animal, who says it is a wallaby. Officials will seek to confirm and follow up on this.

Gaston County Captain Matt Hensley said specialists are making sure to get the animal to a place where it belongs and is being cared for.

Hensley says the animal caused no trouble and was just hanging out in the yard.

Bryan Southers lives in the neighborhood where the wallaby was spotted. He spoke to WBTV about what he saw on Monday.

“It was a daggon wallaby or a kangaroo or whatever it was sitting there and I just had to look at it, turn around really slowly, and it looked back and I was like, ‘this can’t be real”. And all of a sudden it started jumping and I took a bunch of live photos and videos. It was the most trippy thing I’ve seen,” said Southers explained.

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