Pasco kangaroo breeder doesn't claim renegade kangaroo - WFLA News Channel 8

Pasco kangaroo breeder doesn't claim renegade kangaroo

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LACOOCHEE, FL (WFLA) -

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials report that the kangaroo breeder located in the area where the renegade kangaroo was captured, doesn't claim ownership. The Pasco Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the FWC caught the animal Sunday. It had been on the run since Saturday night.

The FWC is treating the search for the owner of the kangaroo as a criminal investigation.  When identified, the kangaroo's owner could be hit with a possible $500 fine and may even have to serve jail time for a second-degree misdemeanor.

Officials say, the kangaroo was spotted in the area of 38316 Mickler Road in Lacoochee.  FWC officials say a person can own a kangaroo if they have the specific permits to do so. 

This kangaroo Pasco County deputies and FWC workers on a lengthy chase in Lacoochee. The kangaroo weighs about 200 pounds and stand at 5 feet in height.

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