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Wallaby leads police chase over Sydney bridge
January 17, 2018
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SYDNEY: A wallaby hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge held up early-morning traffic in Australia’s biggest city on Tuesday, before being caught downtown by police officers.

Police said they chased the animal, which looks like a small kangaroo, over the bridge before dawn.

“Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the police mounted unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment,” New South Wales Police said in a statement.

Video filmed from a pursuing patrol car showed a wallaby, about a metre high, hopping at a clip across the famous arch-span bridge, and a policeman stifles a laugh as he drives along behind it.

Nicknamed “The Coathanger,” the famous arched bridge opened in 1932 and with 8 traffic lanes, 2 railway lines and a footpath and cycleway is the main harbour crossing linking the city with its northern suburbs.

Reuters

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