Whatever is happening here, it feels like a long con.
NPR reported via Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that a “suspected kangaroo” (not giving up on the outside chance it could be a wallaby) has been traipsing around Austria this past week. As recently as Tuesday, the BBC reported that the kangaroo had yet to be located. Kangaroos are indigenous to Australia, not Austria, so this particular kangaroo must be mistaken.
Ferdinand Kaineder posted a video of the confused creature on Instagram over the weekend. Kaineder says the footage was shot by Thomas Kaufmann in Kirchschlag bei Linz, Austria.
A local cop from Hellmonsodt told AFP, “We have called all the zoos and kangaroo breeders around us, but no one is missing a kangaroo. We hope the owner will come forward.”
The BBC reported that in 2015 a kangaroo sighting was reported in Germany, but that’s all it came up with; kangaroos roaming Europe is a fairly uncommon occurrence. This we know: The kangaroo is definitely in the wrong area of the world, and a poor speller.