INCREDIBLE footage shows the moment a man finds a lost wallaby bouncing along a road during a late night drive.
Finn O’Hagan, 20, recorded the hilarious encounter while out in Stirling, initially believing the creature to be a cat.
However, it soon became clear the animal he met in the early hours of Tuesday morning [30 Jun] was an adorable wallaby, thought to be a local’s pet.
The video starts with Finn saying: “That’s a f****** wallaby oh my god!”
He then jumps out of his car to further investigate.
Using his best Aussie accent, he tries to coax the animal out saying: “G’day mate! It’s a f**** wallaby, it’s a f*** mate. Hello my friend do you wanna come here?”
The wallaby seems unmoved by Finn’s attempts and more interested in the verges at the side of the road.
The wallaby then turns and stares at Finn who approaches and says:” Oh you are so cool, what are you eating there buddy? Are you friendly?”
The disinterested wallaby then manoeuvres around Finn and continues on his journey.
The video has entertained Facebook users as the post has been liked over 400 times and shared nearly 250 times.
Adam Fraser wrote: “You know what, it’s 2020 so this can slide.”
Natasha Georgeson commented: “He’s escaped again, he’s actually someone’s pet he escapes every now and then.”
Marc Kelly wrote: “I knew they were in Stirling, but not Loch Lomond.”
Chris Gardiner wrote: “They’ve skipped all the way over to Scotland.”
Tom Hunter wrote: “Australian Spice Girls..’ If you wally-by my lover’.”
Speaking today, Finn said: “We saw the wallaby on the road up to Carron Valley before the turn off to the north third reservoir in Stirling.”
“We had just come round the corner and had to stop the car as there was a cat on the road, the cat eventually left and as I came round the next corner, ‘I went ah there’s another bloody cat’ and then realised it was a wallaby.”
“I had a little freak out due to how excited I was and went out to go see if I could coax it back to me before I could find the owner.
“I put on my best Australian accent so the wee guy could understand me but to no avail, very friendly wallaby though.”
“We had to leave the wallaby as the SSPCA was shut, but this morning I messaged I searched for the last time it was spotted and someone has tagged the owner.”
“So, I messaged him and he says he will be out looking for the wallaby today.
“He has the wallaby as a pet at a local farm.”
“I was shocked seeing one here, I thought I had accidentally gone through a wormhole and ended up in Stirling Australia.”
Scotland’s history with wallabies dates back to 1940 where a small troupe of them were introduced to Inchonnachan, a small island in Loch Lomond.
It’s not the first time they have been spotted in Stirling however, dog walker Carly Meaney was left “stunned” after happening upon a wallaby back in a similar area in March.