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Austria Is Confused After Spotting An Animal Normally Seen Only In Australia

Austrians often lament having their European country mistaken for Australia - which is 14,000km (8,700 miles) away - and a kangaroo sighting there may complicate matters. Either way, the animal has been spotted in northern Austria, with no zoos or breeders in the area saying they've lost one.





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    The animal, native to Australia, was spotted by residents in the forest and meadows near the small town of Kirchschlag in northern Austria.

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    Police confirmed multiple sightings over the weekend but told the BBC on Tuesday the mystery marsupial remained at large. "It sounds unbelievable, but it's true," a local police official, who declined to be named, told the news agency 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," they added.


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    BBC published the story on their twitter account:

    Wildlife - BOC NEWS BBC News (World) Follow WORLD @BBCWorld Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose BBC NEWS Mystery kangaro0 in Austria eludes police Austria often laments being mistaken for Australia - will a recent kangaroo sighting make it worse? bbc.com 4:59 AM - 4 Sep 2018 103 Retweets 303 Likes
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    And people couldn't resist replying:

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    Text - cory zanoni Follow @cjzanoni Goddammit even kangaroos are getting 'Australia' and 'Austria' confused AJ+@ajplus Police in Austria are on the lookout for a kangaroo that's been spotted roaming around a small town, says @BBCWorld. They don't know where it came from because no zoos reported any missing. GIF 4:38 PM 4 Sep 2018 4 Retweets 40 Likes
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    Signage - Brett Debritz Follow @debritz Replying to @BBCWorld But NO KANGAROOS IN AUSTRIA
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    Text - Joce Follow @jocenright "We have called all the zoos and kangaroo breeders around us, but no one is missing a kangaroo" I'm sorry, you've called ALL the kangaroo BREEDERS... .in Austria? Are there that many? I have so many questions BBC News (World)@BBCWorld Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose bbc.in/2MOuuq7 5:58 AM -4 Sep 2018
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    Text - Jacqueline Follow @TechHerbal Replying to @BBCWorld That's, uhm, well that may not be a kangaroo at all I think that's a Wallaby. Different species, different face. Kangaroos have a face like a deer. Wallabies are stubbier & have shorter stockier bodies & faces. They can live in assorted climates. 5:59 AM -4 Sep 2018 4 Retweets 30 Likes
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    Text - Mike Ciandella Follow @MikeCiandella TFW you type your destination wrong into Orbitz and end up 14,000 miles from home BBC News (World)@BBCWorld Mystery kangaroo in Austria still on the loose bbc.in/2MOuuq7 6:21 AM - 4 Sep 2018 1 Retweet 28 Likes
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    Text - Hannah Smoot Follow @hgsmoot Replying to@dannynett didn't know there was a suspected kangaroo loose in Austria until rn, but just watched the video and agree with you...95% sure that's a wallaby 12:47 PM - 4 Sep 2018 10 Likes
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    Text - GRACE Follow @GraceGarde I love the Austria Kangaroo that is on the loose in Austria and nobody knows where it came from 2:46 PM - 4 Sep 2018 4 Retweets 23 Likes
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    Kangaroo - Jezebel Follow @Jezebel Kangaroo at large in Austria, which is definitely not Australia trib.al/csS4wKt 8:55 PM - 4 Sep 2018 8 Retweets 46 Likes
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