Missing kangaroo tracked down in South Florida neighborhood

The kangaroo, named Storm, hopped away Monday night from his owner's Jupiter Farms home
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JUPITER, Fla. — A fugitive kangaroo named Storm has been found safe and sound after several days of searching in South Florida neighborhoods.

The kangaroo's owner Eric Westergard tells the Palm Beach Post that wildlife officers found the 4-foot kangaroo early Thursday.

Image: A kangaroo crosses the street in Jupiter, Fla
A kangaroo crosses the street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Jupiter, Fla. The kangaroo has escaped from an animal sanctuary in South Florida.Robbie Linton / AP

Storm hopped away Monday night from Westergard's Jupiter Farms home, where he also keeps six other kangaroos and other exotic animals.

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used drones and a K-9 from the Tequesta Police Department as they tracked down the kangaroo.

No more details about his capture were immediately available.

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