Pet wallaby missing from Arlington farm; predators feared

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The operators of Outback Kangaroo Farm near Arlington are hoping someone sees a pet wallaby that escaped Friday as it was being moved.

It’s still missing Tuesday.

Joey Strom, who owns the farm with her husband Ray Strom, says they’re worried the tame animal could become prey for a cougar or bear.

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CfxThS ) the lost wallaby is a pet named Bella, owned by Gayle Van Alstyne of Maple Valley. She was moving Bella at the farm Friday when it broke away. Feet and tail impressions were tracked to the banks of the Stillaguamish River.

The 6-year-old wallaby is about 2-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 35 pounds. It has golden brown fur and a white belly.

The farm is home to about 40 wallabies and kangaroos.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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