No, that headline is not a joke! As this new story from the BBC shows, a wallaby has been captured safe and sound in the south of England.
Actually, although it's certainly not something you see every day, there's nothing overly unusual about wild wallabies in Britain. Yes, there are a number of interesting stories relative to how and why they are here. But, aside from being distinctly out-of-place and good fodder for the news, there's no real mystery.
As some of you may know, I write a regular, weekly column for Mania.com titled Lair of the Beasts. One of those columns (of March 2009) focused on this very issue of wild wallabies (in fact, whole colonies of them) seen roaming around various parts of the British Isles.
Here's the link to my Mania article - and many thanks to Kithra for alerting me to this story.
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