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Victorian Police Officer Rescues Joey After Finding Its Mum Had Been Hit By A Car

Victorian Police Officer Rescues Joey After Finding Its Mum Had Been Hit By A Car

When you drive through Australia, it's not uncommon for a driver to play the Road Kill Game, where you count how many dead animals there are on the side of the road.

Sounds pretty brutal, but that's Australia for you; there are a lot of animals that get killed by motorists.

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Police patrolling an area in Traralgon, Victoria came across a kangaroo that had been hit by a car this afternoon. While that might be heartbreaking news, and trust us, it's not nice, there was a tiny silver lining.

Credit: Victoria Police
Credit: Victoria Police

An officer had a look at Skippy and found a joey in her pouch that was still alive. Senior Constable Mulry wrapped up the baby in her jacket and gave it a warm place to be.

Hopefully it gets passed onto animal welfare groups who can properly look after it.

Or, and go with me here, Victoria could see its first ever police roocruit (see what we did there). We already know they can box people who get in their space so why not chuck a uniform on it and send it to work.

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While this type of thing may seem bizarre, it's not unheard of.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Police officers in Fairfield, Sydney found a joey inside the pouch of a kangaroo that had been hit and killed by a car in 2016.

Constable Luke Osbourne told the Daily Telegraph: "It was shocking to see there was no damage done to the joey because often we arrive to find both animals have died.

"When we pulled him out, he was warm and responsive so we wrapped him in a blanket and kept him warm with our body heat.

"He is now in good hands and is kept in a temperature simulator until he is able to stay warm on his own."

The joey was just five months old and was transferred to the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service.

Featured Image Credit: Victoria Police

Topics: Community, Animals, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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