Beware wallabies on the A40

While motorists in Australia will be familiar with warnings about errant wallabies, the people of Gloucestershire are now being asked to keep their eyes peeled for the animals.

In the past few days Gloucestershire Police have received a number of calls from people reporting sightings of a wallaby or kangaroo on the A40 near Highnam.

The most recent report was on Monday, shortly after 10pm.

A police spokesman said: "Inquiries are being made with local organisations to establish if any marsupials are missing. In the meantime drivers are advised to take extra caution when travelling through the area."

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