Baffling moment a kangaroo gets stuck on a family’s roof in a country town and no one can figure out how he got there
A kangaroo has somehow managed to get on top of a suburban roof and hop around the sloped surface unable to get down.
Shocked locals spotted the marsupial on top of a family’s home in Mount Isa, in northwest Queensland, on Monday evening and called emergency services.
But rescuers were hesitant to respond, initially believing it was a prank as the animal getting on to the roof defied belief.
A kangaroo has mystified the Mount Isa community, in Queensland’s north west, after it was spotted on top of a roof
‘We thought it was a hoax when we got the call but sure enough, when we showed up, there it was on the roof,’ Patrick Buck, a senior firefighter at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services told ABC Nuus.
‘We went up with all our harnesses and rescue equipment, but as soon as we got there he went off the end of the roof and jumped down into some shrubs.’
Paula Boon and Sue Carson, who run local animal rescue Paws Hoofs and Claws, were visiting a house in the street when they noticed the strange sight.
‘Some children spotted it first and we wondered what they were laughing at,’ Ms Boon told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Our first thought was “what the?”
Rescuers needed to coax the marsupial down carefully to ensure he didn’t injure himself in a haphazard escape attempt.
‘It was hot yesterday so we were concerned he was dehydrated and if he got scared and jumped down he might break a leg,’ sy het gese.
‘We have limited wildlife carers here and shortage of vets and we didn’t want him hopping on the road as it is fairly busy.
The fire brigade was called to help coax the animal down, easing it towards a lower part of the roof to hop off
‘A few phone calls later to find helpers and two fire brigade guys got up on the roof and slowly encouraged the roo off the back which wasn’t as high and he hopped off ok.’
Mr Buck said the fire brigade could add kangaroos to its list of animal rescues, alongside cats, honde, and birds.
He said locals were still scratching their heads trying to work out how the unlikely climber made its way onto the roof of the Duchess Road home.
‘We still don’t know how it got on the roof, it’s a mystery,’ hy het gesê.
Patrick Buck, a senior firefighter at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, said the brigade could now add kangaroos to their list of animal rescues