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Last Updated: Friday June 04 2010 18:35 GMT

Escaped wallaby holds up traffic

Skippy the wallaby

A wandering wallaby held up traffic in Hampshire after it escaped from a nearby care home.

The furry animal - called Skippy - went on a walkabout from the residential home where it lives in the village of Curbridge on Friday morning.

Police were called when the wallaby was sighted on several roads, before the animal decided to return home by itself later in the day.

Skippy is just one of three wallabies that live at the home.


Lots of other animals live there as well, including a peacock and several goats and cats.

Skippy managed to sneak out because work being done at the home meant his enclosure wasn't as secure as usual.