Police in south-east Denmark have appealed for public help to track down a kangaroo that was filmed hopping across a field.

Police said on Facebook that a driver saw the marsupial “hopping around” near Oster Ulslev, a village 16km from the port city of Rodbyhavn where ferries connect to northern Germany.

They said the driver, whom they did not identify, had the presence of mind to film the animal although they acknowledged the three-second video they posted was “short and grainy.”

The South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police requested any sightings or information on the animal’s whereabouts to be reported using non-emergency number 114.

The kangaroo is not considered to be dangerous and was not reported as missing.

Despite the fact that kangaroos are not common in northern Europe, it is the second time the same police district has reached out for help in finding one: in 2014, a kangaroo escaped from a private animal farm in the same area.

In July 2018, a kangaroo was on the run elsewhere in Denmark for half a day before its owner found it.

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