Pet kangaroo on the loose in Indiana county

Police in Indiana confirmed a kangaroo is on the loose in Carroll County after escaping from its owner’s property.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the kangaroo escaped Sunday afternoon from its owner’s property, near the towns of Patton and Yeoman.

The sheriff’s office said the kangaroo is one of two owned by the Carroll County resident, who does have permits to keep the exotic pets.

Police and animal control officers are not currently searching for the animal, the sheriff’s office said.

Notices posted to lost pet groups on Facebook warn residents who spot the kangaroo not to attempt to catch it, as it will become spooked and flee the area. The posts say the animal is not dangerous, but is likely to be afraid of strangers.