Spotted: Elusive wallaby makes rare appearance in Moanalua

Elusive wallaby makes appearance in Moanalua
Published: Jan. 5, 2018 at 10:10 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM HST
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MOANALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An elusive Wallaby has been spotted on Oahu.

Hawaii News Now viewer Lisa Lee sent in a photo and video of the marsupial on Wednesday night on Ala Mahamoe Street.

She said it hopped onto the street in front of her car, sat in her headlight beams for a while, then bolted back into the bushes.

Wallabies, which are native to Australia, are actually believed to exist in Kalihi Valley. In 1916, three of the animals escaped into the area and bred after they were shipped to Hawaii and delivered to a private zoo nearby.

According to state officials, these creatures are not a threat to the environment and it is against the law to hunt them.

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