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Injured kangaroo hops into Australian airport
Sydney, October 16, 2013
First Published: 13:26 IST(16/10/2013)
Last Updated: 13:29 IST(16/10/2013)

An injured kangaroo hopped into an airport in Australia's second-largest city on Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal shop.

Airport officials aren't entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. But once inside, the marsupial - which had been hit by a vehicle at a nearby intersection and was bleeding - made its way into a pharmacy.

Shop workers, Qantas staff and federal police contained the creature in the pharmacy for a couple hours before wildlife officers arrived. Two rescue volunteers tranquilized the kangaroo and took it to a vet for treatment, Wildlife Victoria said in a statement.

This isn't the first time a kangaroo has paid a visit to Melbourne Airport. Last year, a kangaroo was found bouncing around one of the airport's parking garages.

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