08/01/2013 05:25 GMT

Kangaroo Goes On The Loose In Melbourne Airport Car Park (PICS)

Sometimes it really does pay to tie your kangaroo down, sport...

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This was the scene in the car park of Melbourne Airport on Monday, as Australian police officers tried to corner this little fella:

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As you can see, officers tried a variety of tactics to catch the kangaroo - including trying to talk sense into it* and the age-old 'You can't go this way, mate' block:

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Fortunately, the situation didn't end in a Butch-and-Sundance-style blaze of glory, but in the arrival of a vet, who tranquilised the kangaroo.

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While we admire the young kangaroo's bravery, entering an airport - they are, of course, hellish places where you're likely to spend far too much money on large bottles of water and Duty Free perfume - we're not sure if he's quite up there in our league of Animals That Could Kick Your Ass. Not yet. Give him a few years, though...

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*not really