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Though native to the sun-blasted Australian outback, a family of wallabies seem to be doing well in Cornwall.

Following sightings of wallabies around the countryside last year, a motorist has photographed a male seen near St. Breward. He seems to have found an escaped female, who is reportedly carrying a baby in her pouch.

After they were sighted last year, it was worried they may not survive a chilly British winter. Yet this new photograph proves the hardy marsupials have adapted to the British climate.

The RSPCA comment that while they are often called to capture escaped wallabies, it is unusual for them to be found living in wild colonies in the UK. A runaway pet wallaby brought traffic to a standstill in Blackpool in January.

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