A motorist was stunned when he came face-to-face with this WALLABY – on a country lane in CORNWALL.
Peter Glaser, 59, was driving home from work when he spotted the kangaroo-like creature near his house.
The wallaby – normally found in the Australian outback – was hopping around a lane in St Breward, Cornwall.
It is thought to be one of a family of three wallabies living wild in the area.
Peter said: ”I couldn’t believe it – a wallaby is the last animal you expect to see bounding around the fields down here.
”I was nearly home when I saw it right in front of me. I got quite close – he’s not too shy that’s for sure. I could look right into its eyes.”
The animal is thought to be a male which escaped from a farm three years ago and is now living wild.
He managed to find another escaped female who was later caught on camera with a baby in her pouch.
On the Isle of Mann there is a breeding colony of around 100 wallabies which began when a breeding a pair escaped from a wildlife park.
A wallaby is a general name for about 30 species of macropod which are smaller than kangaroos and are found across Australia