An injured kangaroo shut down part of Melbourne Airport Wednesday, when he hopped into the terminal and paid a visit to the pharmacy. The eastern grey male kangaroo had apparently been struck by a vehicle, and shocked travelers when he was found shopping in the airport's pharmacy, according to The Australian on Oct. 16.
Police locked down part of Melbourne Airport and the store while wildlife rescue volunteers were called. They tranquilized and safely captured the distressed kangaroo.
The animal was nicknamed "Cyrus" after one of the helpers on the scene. He's being fully assessed by a vet following this ordeal according to Wildlife Victoria.
The marsupial was reported to be bleeding and suffered injuries to its feet, likely due to hopping down the tarmac. He was said to be recovering peacefully at a wildlife sanctuary, according to the Daily News.
Australian comedian Julia Morris first broke the news on her Twitter account, where photos were posted of the kangaroo in the skincare aisle of the airport pharmacy.
"Ok, so I'm at Melbourne airport & a KANGAROO has just jumped into the chemist," Morris tweeted, along with hashtags notajoke, soundslikeajoke, mustneedaprescriptionfilled.
Since Australia's national airline, Qantas, also features a kangaroo on its planes and is known as the "Flying Kangaroo", more jokes quickly engulfed social media sites.
In January, another kangaroo led police on a chase through the airport's multi-level parking garage before being sedated and caught. That followed a similar incident in October of last year.