A kangaroo hopped into Melbourne airport in Australia and has been captured by authorities, after entering a pharmacy on the terminal
's second level.
Police closed the pharmacy as volunteer wildlife rescuers wrangled the kangaroo into a bag. It is believed the kangaroo was from nearby bushland and was hit by a car before entering the terminal.
The airport said it did not know how the kangaroo arrived at the airport's second level. It was eventually found in the skincare section of the pharmacy.
The incident was recorded on social media, where Australian comedian Julia Morris tweeted: "OK, so I'm at Melbourne airport & a KANGAROO has just jumped into the chemist ..."
Wildlife authorities said the kangaroo was "tranquillised
and captured safely".
"Cyrus, named after one of the helpers on the scene, will be assessed by a vet following his ordeal," said the animal welfare organisation Wildlife Victoria.
The airport's tarmac
is guarded to prevent kangaroos interfering with flights, but the marsupials are relatively free to enter the terminal and surrounding buildings. Earlier this year, a kangaroo hopped into the airport's car park and led police on a chase before it was caught and sedated.
"From where we are located there are kangaroos within the area,'' said airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett.