Injured kangaroo hops into airport pharmacy

Thursday 17 October 2013 08.20
Cyrus was taken to a vet to be assessed and treated
Cyrus was taken to a vet to be assessed and treated

An injured kangaroo hopped through Melbourne's domestic airport today, before being cornered and captured in the terminal's pharmacy.

Australian Federal Police shut the pharmacy briefly as Wildlife Australia volunteers subdued and tranquillised the eastern grey kangaroo, according to local media.

It is believed the kangaroo was injured after being hit by a vehicle earlier in the day.

Wildlife volunteer Ella Rountree said: "He has got injuries to his feet at the moment.

"His claws are quite worn, that's from hopping down the tarmac and things like that."

Named by one of its rescuers as Cyrus, the kangaroo was taken to a local vet to be assessed and treated.