Young Dunsborough family become carers for joey found in dead kangaroo's pouch

The Dunsborough mother found the joey in the kangaroo's pouch on the side of the road.  Photo: Facebook
The Dunsborough mother found the joey in the kangaroo's pouch on the side of the road. Photo: Facebook

A mother whose intuition told her to turn her car around and check on a kangaroo hit on the side of the road has unexpectedly become a carer to a tiny joey found hidden in the animal's pouch.

In a Facebook post, Chloe Enright said she was driving along Commonage Road in Dunsborough with her children on Monday when she spotted the dead kangaroo on the side of the road.

"Something told me I needed to go back," she said.

"Inside the kangaroo's pouch was a baby joey.

"Her mum was still warm but she was gone."

Ms Enright pulled the joey out of the pouch, wrapped it in blankets and took her to Dunsborough Vet, where she bought some milk powder and a bottle.

She then went to wildlife rescue organisation, FAWNA, to pick up a heated pouch and "other things baby joeys need" so she could care for the tiny survivor.

"Here's hoping she makes it," Ms Enright said.

"Please always stop and check if you ever hit a kangaroo as there could be a precious baby joey that won't survive without care."

The joey will need to be kept constantly warm, and be fed up to four times a day until it is weaned at 18 months.

FAWNA was contacted for comment. 

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