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Wallabies spotted roaming the UK on nearly 100 occasions

The red-necked wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus) has been seen across the UK

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If you go down to the woods today, you might be in for a big surprise. There have been nearly 100 sightings of wallabies across the UK in the past decade, including in Northern Ireland.

“Everyone was surprised by the number and the spread,” says Holly English at University College Dublin in Ireland, who has detailed the sightings in a paper titled “Where’s wallaby?”.

It is possible that wallabies are breeding in the Chilterns of southern England and in Cornwall, south-west England. But most …

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