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Lost wallaby could be 'confused'

Hopper is likely to be in a confused state, police say

Police have appealed for help in tracing a wallaby after it dug its way out of an enclosure in Northumberland.

Hopper, a two-year-old male, escaped from the Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre near Hexham, on Sunday.

Staff discovered he was on the loose after finding a damaged fence and a small hole dug at ground level.

Police said the marsupial is likely to be in a confused state, but will not be a danger to the public. He is believed to be in the Kielder Forest area.

Anyone who sees Hopper is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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