Talk about news you don't hear about every day. A Kangaroo in Cullman, Alabama has escaped for the second time this year.

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Jackie Leggs, a kangaroo residing in Cullman has escaped. According to a Facebook post from Cullman Daily, Leggs went missing earlier today but was spotted last night.

A late-night photo was taken of Leggs on a County Road near Simmons Grocery in West Point.


Admittedly, being from Florida, I didn't even know there were kangaroos in Alabama. Lord knows how I'd react to see a wild kangaroo out in the streets of Alabama.

According to Cullman Daily's Facebook post, Leggs went missing earlier this year and was brought back home thanks to a special combination of snacks.

The perfect combination for Leggs was Pabst Blue Ribbon tall boots beer and cheese puffs.


I don't know Jackie Leggs personally, but he seems like the kind of fella I could have a great weekend with. Kicking back, watching some Alabama football or even NFL games with some beer and cheese puffs.

We must protect this special kangaroo forever. He's the best buddy I never had.

Sources say that kangaroos that are used t being fed can approach people and expect food. In Jackie's case, that's cheese puffs.

In order to deter kangaroos from your lawns and gardens, the Department of Environment and Science recommends:

  • appropriately fence their property to exclude these animals (note: some residential areas have covenants in place to retain wildlife corridors and fencing may not be permitted)
  • limit the animals’ access to water on the property
  • regularly mow lawns to reduce grass cover
  • increase the coverage of other vegetation to reduce lawn size and grazing comfort
  • use deterrent products like sonic deterrents or blood and bone fertilizer
  • use motion activated security lights which may deter night time grazing.

If you see Jackie Leggs around, you're being asked to contact Eli Morton.


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