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'Bad news': Mischief charges being considered after false Ontario kangaroo sighting


The case of a wayward southern Ontario kangaroo continues, with OPP considering public mischief charges against the person who falsely reported a kangaroo sighting in Lambton County.

According to a social media post from OPP West Region on Wednesday, Lambton County OPP received a report of a kangaroo on Douglas Line, near Forest, Ont. Video submitted to police shows the kangaroo standing on the side of the road.

OPP had asked members of the public to report the animal if seen.

In an update from police however, OPP later confirmed the kangaroo that was reportedly seen in Lambton County was instead the same kangaroo spotted on Tuesday in Chatham-Kent, and was not a secondary incident. 

Speaking to CTV News in Windsor, an Amazon driver had reported seeing the wayward animal.

“I deliver Amazon in and around Ridgetown, I was driving down Kenesserie Road to my next drop and I saw what I assumed to be a deer [I see them all the time on my route] but I realized that deer don't have tiny arms like that haha, I hit the brake and backed up…sure enough, it was a kangaroo!” she said in an interview.

The Chatham-Kent kangaroo's adventure was short lived as staff members quickly rounded up the kangaroo and returned it safely to Greenview Aviaries.

As a result, OPP said that public mischief charges are being considered against the individual who falsely reported the incident in Lambton County.

— With files from CTV News Windsor’s Melanie Kentner and Travis Fortnum Top Stories

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