CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police chase wallaby in Sydney

Footage of a wallaby on Sydney Harbour Bridge has gone viral

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.

Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones was driving to work over the Sydney Harbour Bridge when the wallaby jumped out.

"These animals are quite susceptible to stress, and it causes muscle damage so I don't know whether that's happening", he said.

Initial reports suggested the wallaby may have come from Cammeray Golf Club, but staff said they have never seen one on the course.

"It's unusual obviously to have a wallaby running around on the Harbor Bridge, but there are more and more of these wallabies turning up in bush land close to the city", Vogelnest said.

Kristy Harris from the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service said a wallaby was seen at a Chatswood mall in 2016. "I only see them in the country", she added.



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