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Injured kangaroo hops into Australian airport

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 11:46am  ET

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In this photo provided by Wildlife Victoria, volunteer rescuers Ella Rountree, left, and Geoffrey Fuller pose for a photo with a kangaroo they captured at Melbourne airport, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The injured kangaroo hopped into the airport in Australia's second-largest city Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal pharmacy. (AP Photo/Wildlife Victoria)

SYDNEY - An injured kangaroo hopped into an airport in Australia's second-largest city on Wednesday, perplexing passengers as it made its way into a terminal shop.

Airport officials aren't entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. But once inside, the marsupial - which had been hit by a vehicle at a nearby intersection and was bleeding - made its way into a pharmacy.

Shop workers, Qantas staff and federal police contained the kangaroo in the pharmacy for a couple hours before wildlife officers arrived. Two rescue volunteers tranquilized the animal and took it to a vet for treatment, Wildlife Victoria said in a statement.

This isn't the first time a kangaroo has paid a visit to Melbourne Airport. Last year, a `roo was found bouncing around one of the airport's parking garages.

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