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Loose kangaroo startles Washington state drivers

Monday - 7/2/2012, 11:13am  ET

PASCO, Wash. - Startled drivers weren't seeing things _ it really was a kangaroo hopping down the highway in Washington state.

The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents Saturday and police responded, keeping the 'roo off the road while its owner tracked it down and caught it with help from friends.

KNDO reports ( http://is.gd/hrDcO9) owner lives in an area of the state where it's legal to own exotic pets. The Franklin County resident also has a zebra.

NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

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Information from: KNDO-TV, http://www.kndo.com/


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