NEW YORK -- Police on Staten Island found themselves responding to an unusual call Saturday morning: an escaped kangaroo.
At 8:36, police from the 121st Precinct responded to a 911 call of a 'wild' animal spotted in a backyard on Victory Blvd in the Travis section.
When officers arrived, they spotted a 1-year old kangaroo named 'Buster', who belongs to a man from upstate New York who had allegedly brought it to show a friend.
The animal apparently escaped through the gate of a neighboring yard and made a brief run to freedom.
Buster, who weighs 22 pounds and stands 3 feet tall, was soon located and recovered by his owner.
While it is illegal to possess a kangaroo and many other non-domesticated animals in New York City, it is not illegal Upstate.
No charges were filed by police.
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