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Ant the escaped Wallaby is returned to Tiny Steps Petting Farm in Thurlby



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A wallaby which escaped more than a fortnight ago has been captured.

Ant, a seven-month-old joey, was found to be missing from his enclosure at the Tiny Steps Petting Farm in Thurlby on January 5.

He was spotted several times during his time on the loose, and was even captured a few days ago - although he kicked his way free from the cage.

But this morning (Sunday, January 23) he was found safe and sound at one of the feeding stations set up to help catch him.

In a post on social media, Tiny Steps Petting Farm wrote: "Ant was found in the cage, very calm and not particularly phased by it.

"Justin [Stubbs] from the RSPCA, who has been helping us, came out immediately (on his day off, again!) and a plan was agreed to safely transport Ant back to his home with Dec."

Ant the wallaby was captured at a feeding station set out for him. Image: Justin Stubbs, RSPCA
Ant the wallaby was captured at a feeding station set out for him. Image: Justin Stubbs, RSPCA

Justin said: "It has been an interesting and emotionally draining three weeks but it's fantastic to have caught him.

"The local support has been phenomenal.

"The use of a custom-made trap from Ravenswood Rescue near Chatteris made all the difference. I'll be popping by to see the two boys - Ant and Dec - together again this week."

A vet checked over Ant to make sure he is fit and healthy, and he was seen to be sitting happily in his shelter in the Tiny steps enclosure.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs
RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs

Tiny Steps Petting Farm listed the people they were grateful to for helping them while Ant was missing. These included Justin Stubbs, Paul Wigginton, Colin Haver, Jack and Thomas Morgan, Louis and George Groom, Annie Crowley, Maisie Farr, Karen Cuffe and Martin Keene.



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