Two injured in Montana after swerving to avoid a kangaroo or wallaby

UPDATE: Sources now indicate that the animal may actually have been an escaped wallaby from a petting zoo on the Fort Belknap Reservation.


Two people were injured in Montana Wednesday morning after swerving to avoid a kangaroo on the road. 

Trooper Matt Finley with the Montana Highway Patrol said he thought it was a joke when he responded to the call, but when he arrived at about 4 a.m. he saw the kangaroo. 

Trooper Finley said he learned there is a kangaroo farm west of Dodson. He said the two people in the vehicle had minor injuries after their vehicle rolled. He said he did not make an attempt to capture the kangaroo and it was too dark to capture dash cam video. 

The accident happened on Highway 2. 

Dodson (pop. 124) is located in Phillips County, near the Fort Belknap Reservation. 

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