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Texas Woman Needs Help Finding Her Lost Pet Kangaroo

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Losing track of a dog or cat is a heartbreaking ordeal and a relatable tale for many pet owners. But what about losing a kangaroo? Though it may sound like a joke, KXXV reports that late on Friday, Izzy the Kangaroo was reported missing in Salado, Texas. “A viewer said she was last spotted on Crows Ranch Rd. at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday… If anyone happens to see Izzy, please call 254-718-2122,” the news writes.

The report says this has happened before. In fact, Chris Davis News posted a photo on Facebook back in 2015 captioned “Izzy is safe! Salado’s loose kangaroo is headed back home!” Hopefully, the same outcome will occur soon.

Some people may be wondering if it’s legal to own a kangaroo in the state of Texas. According to BornFreeUSA.org, Texans need to have a license to own dangerous animals such as “…lions, tigers, ocelots, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, bobcats, lynxes, servals, caracals, hyenas, bears, coyotes, jackals, baboons, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, or any hybrids of the animals listed,” but any other creatures have no requirements. Of course, anyone considering owning a kangaroo should have plenty of land for them to live on, and they should take the time to fully educate themselves about the animal.