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Missing kangaroo found alive in Jupiter Farms

Posted: 3:32 PM, Sep 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 04:46:53-04
Missing kangaroo is talk of the town

UPDATE: The owner of a missing kangaroo in Jupiter Farms says it was found alive overnight.  WPTV has an exclusive interview with the owner Thursday morning on NewsChannel 5.

Owner Eric Westergard said the kangaroo named Storm was caught at 1:10 a.m.

More updates here.
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PREVIOUS STORY: A missing kangaroo is the talk of the town in Jupiter Farms. 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the last known spotting was around 9:45 Tuesday morning. 

"I just stopped and took a double take and was like, 'Is this real right now?'" said Bryan Mullinax, who saw it near his house. 

FWC is fanning out starting near his house. 

"(It's) just another day in the farms," he said.

There is also a sign posted in town alerting everyone to keep looking for Storm. 

"I was sitting there looking for tracks, I was like, 'alright where they at?'" asked Mullinax looking down for tracks.

It’s now day two in the search for "Storm," who escaped late Monday. His owner, Eric Westergard, said the hardest part is not knowing. 

"(It's) just a waiting game, and that’s all we can do," he said. "(There's) still a lot of people looking just need one clue or one sighting and we are on it."

FWC says to call their hotline immediately at 888-483-4681 if you spot the kangaroo.