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  • Three kangaroos (not these three)  fled a German zoo after a fox dug a hole into their enclosure. Only one remains at large.

      Three kangaroos (not these three) fled a German zoo after a fox dug a hole into their enclosure. Only one remains at large.
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BERLIN -- A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices.

Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrueck west of Frankfurt, said Monday the male kangaroo was one of three, Skippy, Jack and Mick, that escaped overnight Saturday.

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It started when a young fox snuck into the zoo and dug a hole next to the kangaroos' enclosure. Skippy, Jack and Mick hopped to it and made a run for it. One was caught inside the zoo but the other two made it to the park's exterior fence where a wild board dug another hole, allowing their escape.

A second kangaroo was tracked down and recaptured outside the zoo, but the third remains loose.

Hoffmann says "we've got two of them back; now we're just looking for the third." The animal is not dangerous to the public, stressed Hoffmann. "He's super friendly, super nice. Absolutely no danger at all."

There have been several sightings of the kangaroo still at large but he has managed to stay one hop ahead of authorities. It eats grass and other foliage.

There have been no reports on what became of the fox or the wild boar and we don't know which kangaroo remains at large. Don't you hope its Skippy?

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