Exhausted wallaby plucked from ocean
JUST weeks after a wallaby stopped traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, another curious marsupial has found itself in need of rescue, being pulled from Sydney harbour.
The wallaby was spotted by Manly Fast Ferry staff about 50m from shore about 7.15pm last night.
Quick-thinking staff looped a rope around the exhausted wallaby before winching it from the water.
Nine news reports ferries were delayed as crew carried out the dramatic rescue in front of commuters.
Traffic controllers monitored the animal as it made its way across to lane one and took the Cahill Expressway exit to Macquarie Street.
It was finally stopped near the Conservatorium of Music. Police suspect the marsupial came from a golf course in Cammeray.
The wallaby was sheltered by a police car and was taken by animal welfare officers to Taronga Wildlife Hospital for veterinary assessment.