A wallaby lost in the Rhône

A motorist had a funny encounter overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday around 1 a.m. On the road to Sain-Bel, in Saint-Pierre-la-Palud, he found himself face to face with a wallaby.

It’s no longer worth going to the other side of the world to come across a wallaby in the wild… In the Rhône too, it’s possible. After being alerted by the driver, the gendarmes of Arbresle intervened in the hope of catching the animal, according to Progress. The leaping marsupial escaped and managed to run away.

The unusual encounter is repeated because it is not the first time that a wallaby has been lost in the Pays de L’Arbresle. In December 2020, an elected official from Sourcieux-les-Mines had been faced with the same situation on the Route des Roches. The animal had been captured by a specialist and brought back to its owner, a resident of the area.



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