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Wallaby Rescued Swimming in Coral Sea

Wallaby Rescued Swimming in Coral Sea

While out boating in the Coral Sea off the Gold Coast of Eastern Australia, friendsRyan, Damian, Naomi, Ramone and Katrina noticed a wallaby “swimming for dear life.” Damian immediatelyjumped in to rescue him.

Though wallabies have been known to swim short distances in fresh or brackish water, no one knows how this one made his way out to sea or how long he’d been swimming, but this very fortunate wallaby came gently aboard the boat and was taken into the custody of a wildlife center where heis expected to make a full recovery.

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9:05AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

poor cute little critter. so tired. so glad he is okay!

6:38AM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Awwwww.... The poor little guy was exhausted from all that swimming. No wonder he didn't fight the guy getting him in the boat.

I'm glad he got checked out and will recover from his ordeal.

5:05PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Poor little guy. I wonder how he got there? I'm so glad they rescued him. Happy to know he is recovering. :-)

12:38PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

I'm so glad he was rescued! Way to go!

10:15PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

what a cutie! glad he was rescued!

7:00PM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Poor thing. He looks so tired, doesn't even react.

2:30AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

heart warming

5:57AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Meanwhile Australia is now murdering many kangeroos and using them as meat..

12:10AM PST on Feb 27, 2012

Cute little wallaby !! I am glad they were able to save it.

6:34PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

I kept waiting for it to kick them so I think he was very greatfull indeed and knew they were not trying to hurt him.

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