Our Wild Wallabies
Did you know that we have a small population of wild wallabies up here in the Isle of Man?
It appears that a few escaped from the wildlife park back in 60s/70s and have since thrived on their own out in the countryside.
Apparently the curraghs (the local wetland area) provides the ideal environment for them and their numbers are increasing.
We have even seen one ourselves, albeit fleetingly, and they have unfortunately been the cause of a few road accidents too, as this BBC New item describes ...
Our local hospice has adopted the wallaby as the theme for this year's fundraising so we expect to see a lot more of them.