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Wallaby sighted on Caring Lane, Bearsted

A driver got the shock of his life on his way to work this morning... when he spotted this wallaby!

More likely to be sighted in the depths of Australia, this marsupial seemed completely at home on a country road in the heart of Kent.

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Dan Rogers spotted this wallaby in deepest, darkest... Bearsted!
Dan Rogers spotted this wallaby in deepest, darkest... Bearsted!

Dan Rogers was in Caring Lane in Bearsted when he saw the seemingly-unfazed animal.

He said: "I understand it’s been spotted before but not sure if anyone has been able to get a photo.

"I was really surprised to find it and just wondered if anyone else has also reported seeing it this morning?"

Dan's sighting was not the first one for Kent... this grainy image shows a wallaby in Pluckley in 2009
Dan's sighting was not the first one for Kent... this grainy image shows a wallaby in Pluckley in 2009
A video of a wallaby hopping through a field in Pluckley was watched by nearly 50,000 people on YouTube
A video of a wallaby hopping through a field in Pluckley was watched by nearly 50,000 people on YouTube

But Dan's not the first person to see the relative of a kangaroo in our county.

Last year, a dog on a quiet walk in Pluckley was stunned to see a wallaby running up a path in a field towards him.

And in 2009, also in Pluckley, a wallaby was spotted as a family went out on a ghost hunt.

Video: A dog sees a wallaby in Pluckley last year

Have you seen wallabies in Kent? Send us your pix or tell us of your sightings at multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk


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