From Austin to Oz. I'm planning to flee the country for 7 months - working for 4 and traveling for 3.
Departure = 03 Sep 2003 / Re-entry = 03 Apr 2004

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

marsupial mojados

Wallabies found at Texas-Mexico bridge

2/21/2006 3:59 PM
By: Associated Press

FALCON, Texas -- Two female wallabies have been located in a pickup bound from Texas to Mexico.

Customs officials say the wallabies, which are native to Australia and protected by the Endangered Species Act, were discovered Monday at the remote Falcon Dam International Bridge.

Each of the animals is believed to be about one year old. So far no arrests. The smuggling investigation continues.

Customs spokesman Rick Pauza said the wallabies, which are about 30 inches tall, are worth about $1,400 apiece.

The animals have been turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Post a Comment

<< Home