The male wallaby was filmed by the police as it traversed across the auto lanes on the bridge, with its images soon widely circulated by local and global media outlets before it was caught.
The wallaby was taken to Taronga Zoo after being caught and was found not have suffered any significant injuries.
SYDNEY-A wallaby startled motorists Tuesday when it hopped across Sydney's Harbour Bridge, closely tailed by police.
Nick Farr-Jones gives instructions as Wallabies captain. Vets at Taronga identified the native animal as an adult male swamp wallaby, and said it was initially sedated after arriving "quite distressed".
Police Inspector Kylie Smith said several police cars plus horse-handlers from the police mounted unit had responded to the wallaby alert.
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