VIDEO: Lone wallaby captured after hopping along Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney commuters were joined today by a wayward wallaby making its way along the Harbour Bridge to the Conservatorium of Music in Circular Quay.
A WALLABY HAS been captured by NSW Police after it made its way along the Sydney Harbour Bridge just before peak hour, much to the surprise of those embarking on their daily commute.
Motorists notified the Police of the animal bandit just before 5 AM today after it had entered lane eight at the northern end of the bridge.
Police continued to monitor the wallaby as it travelled over to lane one and exited on to the Cahill Expressway, then headed for Circular Quay towards the Conservatorium of Music— quite the round trip.
Police said that it’s possible the wayward wallaby had made its way to the bridge from a golf course in Cammeray.
The wallaby was eventually captured by three police officers and taken to Taronga Zoo for a check-up, however a spokeswoman for the NSW police said the animal was in good health.
One onlooker, Ray, who called into to 2GB was shocked by the scene. “It was just standing there minding its own business, there was a police car with flashing lights. I’m from the bush, I’m used to seeing them running all over the place, but I’ve never seen one so close in the city before.”
Another 2GB caller, Michelle, was equally surprised to see the wallaby.
"I thought 'No, no way do you see a kangaroo in the city like that'. I've only seen them in the country," she said.
"I just thought of people's safety and the safety of the little kangaroo or wallaby."