Firefighter Virgil Turner said he grabbed the animal's legs and tail
A real out-of-place cryptozoology find – a wallaby has been caught in Lyme Regis (UK) by an off-duty fireman. The wallaby is thought to be the same animal recently seen hopping around in a garden by a woman in Blue Waters Drive, Lyme Regis.
A wallaby, thought to be the same animal seen in a woman’s Dorset garden earlier in the week, has been caught.
Off-duty firefighter Virgil Turner rugby-tackled the marsupial to the ground in Lyme Regis town centre.
Jan Cooper had filmed a wallaby hopping around her garden in Blue Waters Drive, Lyme Regis, on Tuesday morning, before it escaped over her fence.
Mr Turner said the wallaby, which has been taken to an animal park in Exminster, Devon, “kicked a bit”.
The 45-year-old added: “My friend called me and he’s a trickster so I thought it was a wind up. But I could hear he was serious.
It is unclear where the animal came from but the RSPCA said a number of them known to live wild in the UK.
Source: ‘Garden wallaby’ caught in Lyme Regis town centre.