Wallaby escaped nursing home:Escaped wallaby captured at Missouri nursing home
"Took me away from black Friday ads and that says a lot," said Kelly Mand.People in Platte City are used to seeing wildlife, but not the native New Zealander.
"This is really news in a small town like this," said Gina Carr.Once the shock wore off, folks started to wonder where it came from.
It turns out he only traveled a couple of miles. Four-year-old Noah belongs to the Wood family.
They were feeding him Thanksgiving morning.
"My brother had barely opened the door and he just darted out," said 16-year-old Emily Wood.
He ran into the woods and was later spotted hopping through a yard around 9:30.The family started their search, and so did police.
"This is the first time in 28 years of law enforcement that I've ever confronted a loose wallaby," said Platte City police officer Michael Reilly.
Noah bounced into a fenced-in area at the Hillview Nursing Home.An employee spotted him and shut the gate.
"The kids were in the shower and I yelled at them to get out of the shower," said Kelly Mand.
"I don't know. I was really freaked out 'cause I didn't know if it would get out or something," said Kelly's son, Andrew.