Wallaby found hopping around Dallas neighborhood returned to owner

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A wallaby has been returned to its owner after being found wandering around Dallas Wednesday morning.

The 3 1/2 foot exotic pet lives in a 40-acre ranch north of Dallas, but was in town visiting with its owner.

The wallaby was spending time in a fenced-in yard, but managed to get out through a small gap.

After getting out, the wallaby was spotted in Lakewood, before being picked up by Dallas Animal Services.

Its owner came to pick up the wallaby a short time later.

Dallas Animal Services confirmed that it is illegal to own a wallaby in the city of Dallas without a permit.