‘Psy­cho’ kan­ga­roo leaps to freedom af­ter be­ing res­cued

Cyprus Today - - WORLD -

A DISTRESSED kan­ga­roo leapt over a 2.2 me­tre wall at a shel­ter on Tues­day and es­caped into a for­est af­ter hav­ing been res­cued from a home he had crashed into in Mel­bourne two days ear­lier.

The res­cuers had named the kan­ga­roo Nor­man Bates, af­ter the killer in the Al­fred Hitch­cock thriller Psy­cho, when they pulled him from a home on Sunday where he had smashed through a win­dow and spat­tered blood all over the walls.

“There was just blood ev­ery­where. It looked like a scene right out of Psy­cho,” said Man­fred Zabin­skas, who runs the Five Free­doms An­i­mal Res­cue shel­ter and was called in by po­lice to re­trieve the run­away roo.

Nor­man was put in a large, state-of-theart en­clo­sure with other kan­ga­roos but was clearly highly strung and by day two was look­ing for a way out.

“We’ve not seen a kan­ga­roo so des­per­ate to get out as Nor­man. He didn’t even touch the top rail at two me­tres. He jumped pretty bloody high,” Mr Zabin­skas said.

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