By Tui Benjamin
A runaway wallaby has caused traffic chaos after leading police on a chase across Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge.
New South Wales Police were scrambled to the bridge just before 5am AEST this morning [TUES] after the marsupial was spotted in lane eight on the bridge’s northern side.
In viral video footage, traffic controllers can be heard stifling sniggers as they follow the escaped animal, which was holding up early morning commuters.
Officers can later be seen attempting to chase the wayward wallaby before the cheeky animal – which resembles a small kangaroo – hops away,
Police said they eventually caught up with the furry troublemaker and the animal was taken to Taronga Zoo for assessment.
It is thought the animal made its way to Sydney harbour bridge from a golf course in Cammeray, a North Shore suburb about three miles north of Sydney CBD.
A NSW Police spokesman said: “Traffic controllers monitored the wallaby as it hopped across to lane one and, without indicating, exited onto Cahill Expressway then to Macquarie Street.
“Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music, with the Police Mounted Unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment.”