Kangaroo on lam dies after capture

A fugitive kangaroo's taste of freedom through Shelby and Hancock counties ended in its death Monday morning shortly after it was returned to its owner in Fountaintown. Full Story
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A Neighbor

Franklin, WI

#48 Jun 5, 2007
As a close neighbor, it is sad that the animal died, but right in the middle of Fountaintown is no place for a "zoo". These animals need room to exercise, let alone having to deal with the smell of all the other animals when the wind is blowing just the right direction. Too bad for the girls who are being blamed for letting it out ~ These are nice girls who are getting bad press.
mike

Rockford, IL

#49 Jun 5, 2007
since when does IN have a wild life specialist trained in roo darting?
Tim

Indianapolis, IN

#50 Jun 5, 2007
Well wrote:
No one was hurt? The kangaroo may be a "thing" as opposed to a "one", but it was obviously hurt. Poor thing. I don't think it is right to allow people to own exotic animals.
Why?

Is it right to own non-exotic animals?
accused teenager

Thomson, GA

#51 Jun 5, 2007
i did not let the roo loose
accused teen

Thomson, GA

#52 Jun 5, 2007
i didnt let the roo loose
Henry Rollins

Louisville, KY

#54 Jun 5, 2007
LIAR!
Heather

United States

#55 Jun 5, 2007
This is very sad. Kangaroos have always been my favorite animals and it's never good when an animal dies, especially one you already had a lot of sympathy for to begin with. If I was that kangaroo's owner, I would sue the teenage girls' families and the Hancock County Animal Control. There is no excuse for this.
ada

Marysville, OH

#56 Jun 6, 2007
Dear Tired of this:

How can you know anything for a fact? You werent there. You are in KY. Stop whining and get a life!
Another thought

Noblesville, IN

#57 Jun 6, 2007
accused teenager wrote:
i did not let the roo loose
Don't let it bother you. All that matters is others around you who know you know the truth as well as yourself. The owner was the one responsible for the care and well fair of his animals. He should have made sure they could not escape. They are wild, powerful animals and could have seriously hurt or killed someone.
Jag Tag

Carmel, IN

#58 Jun 6, 2007
accused teenager wrote:
i did not let the roo loose
Your bad grammar scares me. Go back to texting your friends and chewing your watermelon flavored Bubble Yum you silly girl.
madam x

Frankfort, IN

#59 Jun 6, 2007
DID THE ANIMAL CONTROL MANAGMENT CALL A
MAJOR ZOO SUCH AS SAN FRANCISCO OR CALL ANY AUSTRALIAN ZOO OFFICIALS TO SECURE THE CORRECT INFORMATION RE THE CAPTURE OF THE ROO; IF NOT, THEN PERHAPS ONE OF THOSE ENTITYS SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. DID THE BIRD THAT BELONGS TO THE WOMAN GET RETURNED BY THE EMPLOYEE OF THE CENTURY THAT MS. ELLIOT AND THE MAYOR ESTEEM SO HIGHLY.....
Tired of this

Louisville, KY

#60 Jun 6, 2007
ada wrote:
Dear Tired of this:
How can you know anything for a fact? You werent there. You are in KY. Stop whining and get a life!
Actually I was there. People can travel, can't they??? So, stop your whining and get a life!!!
Another Neighbor

Portsmouth, NH

#61 Jun 6, 2007
A Neighbor wrote:
As a close neighbor, it is sad that the animal died, but right in the middle of Fountaintown is no place for a "zoo". These animals need room to exercise, let alone having to deal with the smell of all the other animals when the wind is blowing just the right direction. Too bad for the girls who are being blamed for letting it out ~ These are nice girls who are getting bad press.
I agree. I feel terrible this kangaroo died. I also know these girls. They are nice, young girls. I'm not saying they are guilty or innocent I wasn't there. But why haven't they been given an opportunity to speak? Why are we so quick to say 'oh it was those girls' when not one eyewitness has come forward. Also, I have heard that they were 'trespassing'. I have never seen a no trepassing sign, and it is widely known that anyone is welcome to go back and have a look. A lot of people go there to look at the animals.
Another Neighbor

Portsmouth, NH

#62 Jun 6, 2007
I agree that it is terrible this kangaroo died. I also know these two girls. They are nice, young girls. I am not saying they are innocent or guilty. I wasn't there. However, I had heard that they were 'trespassing' on the property. I have never seen a no trepassing sign, and it is widely known that anyone is welcome to look. A lot of people go back to look at the animals.
the dude

Indianapolis, IN

#63 Jun 6, 2007
betty white, jack hanna and bindi irwin are mad as hell and are coming for the twits thats let kangaroo loose.
Tim

Indianapolis, IN

#64 Jun 6, 2007
Tired of this wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I was there. People can travel, can't they??? So, stop your whining and get a life!!!
No!!! Build walls! Keep people out!! Keep people in!! Don't let anybody cross our borders!!!

(I haven't decided yet if "our borders" are the city, county, state, or street.)
mr astute

Greenfield, IN

#66 Jun 7, 2007
since -bob barker --the game show host has retired from -the price is right-show-perhaps enought money can be gathered in order to get him to relocate here to get this mess straightened out!----
janet

Rockford, IL

#67 Jun 7, 2007
firmarshel willems wrote:
i doent thank they mentioned the wet behind the ears voluntear exotic animal "expert" shot the animal 3 time with the "recominded" dosage against the owner wishes in the story.these young boy say"i think i missed" the furst time and continue to shoot it 2 more times.werd has it mayor of fontintown has lonched an investeygation into the mater.
are you kidding us? who would take you "serusly wit yu gret grammer"
WTF

Chicago, IL

#68 Jun 11, 2007
Heather wrote:
If I was that kangaroo's owner, I would sue the teenage girls' families and the Hancock County Animal Control. There is no excuse for this.
When in doubt.....SUE EVERYBODY!!(I'm kidding, while Heather appears serious).

The owner should be content that they tried to save the animal. And even if the girls did open the gate, it shouldn't have been so easy to do so when the owner clearly allows unsupervised people to be near his animals. Maybe keep the keys in a safe place!!

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