Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Weird News...UPDATE

UPDATE to the UPDATE: Rogue kangaroo caught, front page/lead story news across the entire state (apparently people are sick of talking about the weather already).

Well, reports now indicate that the kangaroo terrorizing Iowa County has been located, but information regarding that is still sketchy. However, the Wisconsin State Journal has a rather pun-filled article regarding the kangaroo chase.
Iowa County Sheriff Steve Michek feels a bit like Crocodile Dundee.

It's not every day in Wisconsin that you have a kangaroo on the loose in your county.

"Well, at least we are treating it as being the real thing," Michek said Tuesday about several reports of a kangaroo along highways 18 and 151 south and east of Dodgeville late Monday night.

He said the calls to his department, which began about 7 p.m. Monday, came from "reliable" people. One was a former sheriff's deputy who said she saw the small, reddish colored marsupial hopping about.

Michek assured that none of the reports came from an establishment serving Fosters, although some of the spotters may have later imbibed.

(After what The Hot Librarian had to say about Croc. Dundee, that may not be a very complementary description to start an article off with, however.)