Errant Kangaroo Alert!

Okay, out-of-place alligators are one thing, but things are getting serious now.

Here is the first report in a long time of an out-of-place encounter of the Mystery Marsupial kind. This cryptid kangaroo sighting is from Florida, with the first sighting taking place during the second week of June 2008.

No news about these cryptid critters has been heard since those sightings of Mystery Kangaroos in Mississippi, last August 2007.

Of course, other Mystery Kangaroo reports from past years on Cryptomundo can be found from Austria, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Or who can forget the “Killer Kangaroos” of 1934?

Accounts of cryptid ‘roos in the Midwest USA, especially of the classic flap of 1978, are chronicled, in depth, in Mysterious America.

The latest comes in from the Sunshine State:

A large animal — possibly a kangaroo — has been spotted twice on the Pensacola Junior College main campus on Ninth Avenue.
Campus police said the first sighting occurred a week ago when a large animal — believed to be about 5 feet tall — was seen jumping into bushes, PJC Police Chief Nancy Newland said this morning.

On Wednesday morning [June 18, 2008], a custodian saw what she thought was a kangaroo hopping on campus, said Newland, who has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years.

“We have rumors of two other sighting on campus,” she said. “We called The Zoo (Northwest Florida) and the circus, and no one is missing a kangaroo.”

Newland said police have checked to see if anyone is the area has a license to keep exotic animals, but the search has yielded no leads.

“We are still searching anytime we get a reported sighting … even if it’s three in the morning,” she said. “We are just as perplexed as everyone.”“Are You Missing A Kangaroo” by Sean Dugas, Pensacola News Journal, June 19. 2008.

Anyone else hear anything more about these sightings?

Our thanks to Mike Ensley for bringing them to our attention.