Menu
Lifestyle

Officer saves baby joey after mother hit by car

LUCKY ROO: A baby joey was saved by a Glenden police officer on Tuesday, after its mother was struck by a car.
LUCKY ROO: A baby joey was saved by a Glenden police officer on Tuesday, after its mother was struck by a car. Contributed

A GLENDEN police officer saved a baby joey on Tuesday, after finding its mother who had been struck by a car and didn't survive.

Constable Nick Schmidt was conducting a patrol and when he noticed the kangaroo and went to move it from the road so that it didn't impact any motorists.

As he was doing so, the young joey stuck its head out of the mothers pouch to see what the officer was doing.

 

A little joey was saved from the roadside by the Glenden police station.
A little joey was saved from the roadside by the Glenden police station.

Officer Schmidt later learnt that joey's can survive up to 48 hours in the pouch of their mother after they die, and luckily for this joey it had managed to remain unharmed.

She was collected and driven in the police car back to the Glenden station where she was wrapped in a police jumper, the officer attempting to mimic her mothers pouch.

A local wildlife rescue carer was contacted and attended to help.

She will be properly cared for until she can be introduced to a mob of "rescue kangaroos" and returned to the outback.

Topics:  glenden police makcay police motorist police officer police officers


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Meet the breeder behind the $65k brahman bull

BRAHMAN STUD: Brahman's quenching their thirst

Learn more about the spectacular FBC Felix Manso and Fenech Brahmans

BURNING UP: Temps to hit 40°C with heatwave smashing Qld, NSW

Thursday will continue to see heatwave conditions across much of Queensland and northern NSW. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

Temperatures at 3am felt like a sunny afternoon.

Pedophile teacher's death in jail sparks inquest

The former teacher traded thousands of child abuse images and his death in custody is the topic of an inquest. (File)

He went downhill after being jailed for vile imagery

Local Partners