Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Real Life -

Awan­der­ing wal­laby stopped com­muters in their tracks and hit in­ter­na­tional head­lines when he took an ear­ly­morn­ing skip across Syd­ney Har­bour Bridge.

Nick­named Syd­ney, the wal­laby was spot­ted at around 5am on Jan­uary 16, and it took three po­lice­men, along with former Wal­la­bies cap­tain Nick Farr-jones – who was on his way to work – to catch the an­i­mal.

Syd­ney was taken to the Taronga Wildlife Hos­pi­tal, where a vet found him to be stressed but free of in­juries.

In­spec­tor Kylie Smith says it was an un­com­mon call-out for po­lice. “Syd­ney has the best har­bour in the world, so I imag­ine he was tak­ing in the view,” she joked. The wal­laby has since been re­leased into bush­land.

City-bound Syd­ney made in­ter­na­tional head­lines.

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