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Lost wallaby found on rural Pennsylvania road

Pennsylvania authorities were searching for the owner of a runaway wallaby Saturday, after officials captured the animal on a rural road in the state's far northwest.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission said in a statement the native Australian marsupial -- which resembles a small kangaroo -- was tranquilized Wednesday afternoon after being found on a road near Cambridge Springs, Pa.

"My landlord saw it, so I went down and took a photo of it," former Game Commission biologist aide Sarah Dippold said.  "I forwarded the photo to the Game Commission's Northwest Region office."

The animal is currently being cared for at a licensed animal facility until its owner is identified.