Wallaby sparks ‘hectic’ chase in Somerset fields
A FEMALE wallaby was captured by zoo staff after it was spotted roaming the fields of Somerset.
The Red-necked Wallaby, or Bennett’s wallaby, had been spotted with others in an area west of Taunton for months before it was captured yesterday morning over concerns for its safety.
Staff from Tropiquaria
Zoo, based in the nearby harbour town of Watchet, were helped by locals to box the animal in an enclosed paddock.
Chris Moiser and Jane Bassett, director and co-director of the zoo, attended the scene where the wallaby was spotted with long nets and spent “a few hectic minutes” chasing it down.