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Last Updated: Tuesday June 02 2009 11:26 GMT

Police search for escaped wallaby

Hopper

Police are searching for a wallaby called Hopper who escaped from a Sanctuary in Northumberland, England.

It seems Hopper, who's two and a half, made a bid for freedom by digging under a fence and making a hop for it towards a local forest.

Police believe the wallaby is still in the area and believed to be hiding in the Kielder Forest.

They stressed that he was no danger to the public, but was likely to be very "confused" by his new surroundings.