PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: A kangaroo jumps across the 16th fairway during day three of the 2016 Perth International at Karrinyup GC on February 27, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
A Snapchat video of a man walking a kangaroo on a leash down a residential street in Detroit has gone viral.
Brionna London posted the video to Snapchat and Twitter Monday. The seven-second clip shows a man holding a kangaroo on a leash, setting it on the ground and jogging to keep up with it as it hops down the street.
WJBK said a street sign and the Snapchat's location stamp verify the bizarre incident took place in Detroit. Many commenters on social media wondered how a person could obtain a kangaroo.
The Detroit Free Press confirmed with the Detroit Zoo that no kangaroos were missing from its facility. Several Facebook commenters pointed out that the man in the Snapchat video looks like the man who operates the Exotic Zoo, a Detroit organization that leads exotic animal programs at area schools.
Tuesday afternoon, mlive confirmed that the “dude with the kangaroo” was actually Javon Stacks with Exotic Zoo. Stacks told mlive that the kangaroo was in the neighborhood for a birthday party. He referred to his organization as a “mobile zoo” that brings wildlife encounters to kids in the inner city.