According to police, a wallaby was rescued by authorities after officers spotted a young man carrying the animal while walking down the Coney Island Boardwalk on Saturday night.
The furry creature was found cozy in a soft bag at the popular Brooklyn beach spot around 5:10 p.m., police said.
Officers began searching for the wallaby after receiving a 911 call about a man holding one.
The 22-year-old man who held the wallaby has been issued a ticket for possession of a wild animal, police said.
The wallaby who is a member of the kangaroo Clan, was picked up by officers and taken to New York City Animal Care Centers.
Saturday’s rescue came days after a man was seen walking with a similar-looking animal in Washington Square Park, according to photos taken by the Post.
It wasn’t immediately clear if it was the same wallaby, although the bag the little animal was in on Thursday, photographed by The Post, appears to be the same bag in one photo posted on social media from the NYPD this weekend.
Wild animals like wallabies are not allowed to be kept by people in the Big Apple unless they are in a veterinarian, zoo, aquarium, laboratory or other animal exhibit, it said City Health Act.