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Will the kangaroo ends romp through French countryside

He had been hopping around the French countryside for the past 10 days, but wildlife authorities finally caught up with Will the kangaroo kangaroo, name for a variety of hopping marsupials, or pouched mammals, of the family Macropodidae, found in Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. The term is applied especially to the large kangaroos of the genus Macropus.  in a village in the southwest.

Police had been receiving phone calls over past weeks from local residents who had spotted the 1.2-metre (four-foot) marsupial marsupial (märs`pēəl), member of the order Marsupialia, or pouched mammals.  bouncing around a children's park or in corn fields.

Wildlife authorities cornered Will in the village of Juillac-le-Coq late Wednesday Wednesday: see week.  and used a tranquiliser dart gun dart gun may refer to:
  • A capture gun, that fires a tranquilizer dart for animals
  • A toy gun that fires a (usually sucker-tipped) dart
See also
  • speargun
  • needle gun
 to put him to sleep and capture him, said his owner.

It remains unclear how Will managed to escape his pen in the first place.

His owner, who lives in the nearby village of Gente, was on holidays when he went off on his adventure.
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Date:Aug 7, 2009
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