Menu
Lifestyle

Officer saves baby joey after mother hit by car

LUCKY ROO: A baby joey was saved by a Glenden police officer on Tuesday, after its mother was struck by a car.
LUCKY ROO: A baby joey was saved by a Glenden police officer on Tuesday, after its mother was struck by a car. Contributed

A GLENDEN police officer saved a baby joey on Tuesday, after finding its mother who had been struck by a car and didn't survive.

Constable Nick Schmidt was conducting a patrol and when he noticed the kangaroo and went to move it from the road so that it didn't impact any motorists.

As he was doing so, the young joey stuck its head out of the mothers pouch to see what the officer was doing.

 

A little joey was saved from the roadside by the Glenden police station.
A little joey was saved from the roadside by the Glenden police station.

Officer Schmidt later learnt that joey's can survive up to 48 hours in the pouch of their mother after they die, and luckily for this joey it had managed to remain unharmed.

She was collected and driven in the police car back to the Glenden station where she was wrapped in a police jumper, the officer attempting to mimic her mothers pouch.

A local wildlife rescue carer was contacted and attended to help.

She will be properly cared for until she can be introduced to a mob of "rescue kangaroos" and returned to the outback.

Topics:  glenden police makcay police motorist police officer police officers



Politicians need to shut up and listen

It's no wonder our readers are frustrated with the two main parties and are flocking to One Nation. Their failure to listen is this newspaper's experience too. Pictured: One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery during the election campaign.

REPORT CARD: How pollies have responded to Fair Go For Our Kids

QLD VOTES: Where to find your closest ballot box on Saturday

Let us help you find the closest voting booth.

Find out where your best spot is to cast a vote here

Snap a bargain at Maryborough Refuge fundraiser

CUTE: Maryborough Animal Refuge manager Blair Harris with her puppies both rescued from the refuge (from left) Bruiser and Xanthe at last year's fundraiser Christmas photoshoot.

Capture a Christmas image of your fur-bestie

Local Partners

Caitlin slams ‘discriminatory’ fashion

SHE’S posed in racy shoots on Instagram, supported the ‘free the nipple’ movement and now Aussie star Caitlin Stasey has hit out at the design industry.

Best pubs in Queensland: Never-say-die spirit going strong

Shaun McCubbin, manager of the Fitzroy Hotel which has been part of life in Rockhampton for more than a century.

Iconic pub 'part of the colour and character of a great community'

premium_icon Why bush turkeys are so horny

The Turkeys are causing a big problem on the Coast

Fed up man says he has a solution to keeping the amorous birds away

Electric car prices will soon be the same as petrol vehicles

Nissan has introduced the 2018 Nissan Leaf, the next evolution of its zero-emission electric vehicle.

Electric cars will reach price parity with petrol in 2025.

Warwick man's life forever changed after shocking crash

HAPPY BACK HOME: David Weir's life has improved since moving back to Warwick.

A shocking car crash left David Weir unable to walk or talk

Cheap wine and a wet, wet tent

There are no photos of Damian Bathersby's new tent in the Gympie storm so here's a file photo of someone else's predicament after a different storm, somewhere else.

MEMORIES of the night Jimmy sang up a storm in Gympie.

Samsung QLED TV review: Size and quality matters

Samsung's QLED television range features vivid colours and deep blacks.

Samsung Smarthub makes multi-device use a breeze