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Missing pet wallaby found in Hattiesburg
from The AP
March 30, 2018 -

HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Jeff the Joey has been reunited with his family in Hattiesburg.

Katherine Smith lured Jeff, a 2-year-old pet, into her fenced backyard to catch him Wednesday morning. Jeff’s owner, Logan Whitehead, was then reunited with his Australian macropod, according to a Facebook post by his girlfriend, Kayla Graham.

Whitehead said he immediately took Jeff to the veterinarian, who said Jeff lost some weight but is healthy.

Whitehead told The Hattiesburg American he had been scared Jeff wouldn't find his way home and is happy to have him home because "that's my baby."

The city of Hattiesburg had rallied to find the wallaby, with businesses offering rewards for his recovery, and even making T-shirts to spread awareness.

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