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Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted Twice In One Day

Indy the wallaby.
Indy the wallaby. Photo Credit: Contributed

Indy the wallaby remains on the move.

After being spotted Monday morning at Somers, Indy was spotted Monday night in Katonah.

Andrea Kreckler was driving up her Garlen Road driveway, between Routes 35 and Route 22  with her 8-year-old daughter Ruby and noticed her dogs were barking like crazy. Ruby then saw an animal going down the driveway that they thought looked like a strange cat and proceeded to run after it, Kreckler said.

"When she came in, she told me that it ran in our neighbors bush and it was a kangaroo/deer hopping," Kreckler said. "We all laughed at her and explained that it was not possible. Her big sisters laughed and laughed. Well, this morning I checked my email and couldn't believe what I read."

Kreckler said her daughter had the best "I told you so" moment in her life.

Indy was also spotted in Heritage Hills in Somers Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. by Linda Pisogna, a Heritage Hills resident.

Heritage Hills has plenty of water and evergreen coverage for a wallaby, Pisogna said.

Warren Saks, who took care of Indy with his wife, Susan Bush, went to look for Indy but did not see him.

Indy was reported missing from his home on Titicus Road between the town garage and the town library in March 2014. Saks and Bush believe he ran out of their fenced yard after deer broke their fence and frightened him. Since he went missing, wallaby sightings have popped up all over the Hudson Valley.

He was previously spotted on Star Ridge Manor in Brewster last month.

"He's still alive and hopping," Bush said.

Bush said she often walks around the woods with Saks, hoping they spot Indy. Bush said Indy doesn't make noise, so if he was standing at the door, they would have no way of knowing it. Bush said they tried to donate Indy to a zoo but were rebuffed since the zoos already had wallabies and Indy is neutered.

"If we were to get him back, we would still try and place him in a setting where he could be free," Bush said last year. "We want him to be outside with other wallabies."

Indy had been a member of the family for five years after their son rescued him from someone in upstate New York who took Indy to schools and kept him in a playpen.

Saks said Indy likes to eat roses and loves the outdoors. He also feeds on wheat thins, Triscuits, rice cakes and sweet potatoes.

Anyone who has spotted Indy should call the family at 914-669-0006 or 646-628-6228

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