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Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4:40 p.m.

Injured kangaroo hops into airport pharmacy

  • Volunteer rescuers with a kangaroo they captured at Melbourne airport in Australia on Wednesday.

    AP

    Volunteer rescuers with a kangaroo they captured at Melbourne airport in Australia on Wednesday.

SYDNEY — An injured kangaroo hopped into an airport in Australia's second-largest city on Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal shop.

Airport officials aren't entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. But once inside, the marsupial — which had been hit by a vehicle at a nearby intersection and was bleeding — made its way into a pharmacy.

Shop workers, Qantas staff and federal police contained the kangaroo in the pharmacy for a couple hours before wildlife officers arrived. Two rescue volunteers tranquilized the animal and took it to a vet for treatment, Wildlife Victoria said in a statement.

This isn't the first time a kangaroo has paid a visit to Melbourne Airport. Last year, a 'roo was found bouncing around one of the airport's parking garages.

Story tags » AnimalsAustralia

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