Foster, who is 3 years old, normally resides at the Little Big Farm home for rescued animals

By Alex Heigl
November 30, 2015 07:26 PM

Maybe he was just looking for a good Black Friday deal on a new TV.

Friday, police in North Ridgeville, Ohio, were summoned to pick up a kangaroo hopping down Lorain Road in the early hours of the morning.

“We got a call and were asked if our kangaroo was missing around 6 a.m.,” Candice Hanna, Foster the kangaroo’s owner, told “Sure enough, he was not in his heated barn, though we can’t figure out how he got away.”

Foster, who is three, was quietly standing with police when the Hannas arrived to pick him up. He was also sweating profusely, Candice explained. 

“When kangaroos get scared they sweat a lot from their arms. They sweat so much that they actually get dehydrated, Foster’s still upset about his little adventure.”

The Hannas have had Foster since he was a baby. “He was young, too young to have been separated from his mother,” Candace said. “We bottle-fed him, I carried him around in a pouch. He was potty-trained and lived inside the house for more than a year. He’s a sweet guy, very lovable. We built a habitat for him in the barn, with heat so he feels at home.”

Foster is just one of the animals at Little Big Farm, a 10-acre retreat the Hannas run that houses rescued animals. Their menagerie includes an antelope, a Brazilian Indu cow, a south Asian bull and a variety of goats and horses. 

Fortunately, North Ridgeville PD knows the Little Big Farm, so they were less alarmed by the sight of a rogue ‘roo than they would have been ordinarily. “The officers come over here with their families to see the animals,” she said. “We’re glad he knew to call us as soon as he recognized Foster.”