A young kangaroo named Kaia went missing in Yates County this month when visiting with its owner from Stokoe Farms (Scottsville, N.Y.) After 24 hours alone in the cold, the young joey was rescued. Although scared and hungry, she appeared uninjured.
Several volunteers circled the kangaroo in an abandoned brush covered vineyard. Those with blankets closed in on the two foot high kangaroo and Yates County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Walker made the safe capture, covering it with a blanket, and securing its legs. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike said that this was a true group effort by the Sheriff's Office, community members, NY State Police and NYS Encon who assisted in the search and recovery.