TRAPPED: The eastern grey kangaroo jumped into the high-fenced Locke St yard last Wednesday.
TRAPPED: The eastern grey kangaroo jumped into the high-fenced Locke St yard last Wednesday.

Kangaroo still trapped in suburban backyard a week later

A KANGAROO stuck in a Locke St backyard since Wednesday has been ignored by authorities refusing to claim responsibility for the animal.

The owner of the residence said she called Southern Downs Regional Council twice, the RSPCA, the police and a number of wildlife associations.

"I contacted the RSPCA, they said call the police," the Locke St resident said.

"I called the police, they said they couldn't help.

"Someone suggested I call environmental control, but from what I gathered they were going to shoot her and take her away."

A spokesperson from Southern Downs Regional Council said they did not have any legislated power to take action in relation to native animals like kangaroos.

The resident said Warwick Wildlife Care and Rescue said they could not help unless the eastern grey kangaroo was injured and the National Parks and Wildlife told the resident there was nothing they could do.

"Over the weekend I thought, I'll ring the railway line because we back on to the track," she said.

"(The kangaroo) bounced three yards down, but wouldn't go any further because of dogs.

"So she came back to our yard and then jumped into the neighbour's yard."

The resident said in her yard the kangaroo had food and water, but since jumping next door has little to pick at. "They've had sheep so there isn't much food for the kangaroo now," she said.



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