'Roo On the Lam in Germany

By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2009 3:32 AM CDT
A kangaroo is seen on the practice green at The Vines Golf Club earlier this year in Perth, Australia.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The silly season has reached its peak: Der Spiegel reports a lost kangaroo hopping through the western German countryside. Locals have spotted the stray marsupial on a highway and a sports ground, but nobody has been quick enough to catch it. With no zoos or kangaroo farms reporting a lost kangaroo, the origins of the animal—certainly not native to Germany— remain a mystery.