A kangaroo hopped into Melbourne airport in Australia and has been captured by authorities, after entering a pharmacy on the terminal's second level.
Police closed the pharmacy as volunteer
wildlife rescuers wrangled the kangaroo into a bag. It is believed the
kangaroo was from nearby bushland and was hit by a car before entering
The airport said it did not know how the
kangaroo arrived at the airport's second level. It was eventually found
in the skincare section of the pharmacy.
The incident was recorded on social media,
where Australian comedian Julia Morris tweeted: "OK, so I'm at Melbourne
airport & a KANGAROO has just jumped into the chemist ..."
Wildlife authorities said the kangaroo was "tranquillised and captured safely".
"Cyrus, named after one of the helpers on the
scene, will be assessed by a vet following his ordeal," said the animal
welfare organisation Wildlife Victoria.
The airport's tarmac
is guarded to prevent kangaroos interfering with flights, but the
marsupials are relatively free to enter the terminal and surrounding
buildings. Earlier this year, a kangaroo hopped into the airport's car
park and led police on a chase before it was caught and sedated.
"From where we are located there are kangaroos within the area,'' said airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett.