Missing wallaby and joey found dead

Published Thursday, 13 March 2014
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The wallaby and joey which went missing in Co Down have been found dead, police have confirmed.

Missing wallaby and joey found dead
The missing wallaby is pictured here on the far right. (© UTV)

The animals, which were privately owned at a home in the Knocksticken Road area of Clough, Downpatrick, were found on Thursday morning close to where they went missing last Friday.

"The owner would like to thank everyone who had spent time looking for them," a PSNI spokesperson said.

The owner told UTV the marsupial, which had the joey in its pouch, had become trapped between a wall-space and a tank adjacent to their grounds.

He added his family was "sad but relieved the search is over".

© UTV News
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12 Comments
stuhilditch in Carrick wrote (186 days ago):
Hopefully they can bounce back from this tragedy.
Lorna in Belfast wrote (187 days ago):
Very sad news.
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (187 days ago):
Shouldnt be keeping animals lile this anyhow !
sabrina surgenor in ballymena wrote (188 days ago):
really sad to hear this as so heartbreaking for the animals and the family
annemarie in Dungannon wrote (188 days ago):
awful news.. such lovely little animals.. :`( poor wee things
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