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New Sighting: Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Somers

Indy, a 6-year old wallaby, has gone missing in North Salem.
Indy, a 6-year old wallaby, has gone missing in North Salem. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Saks family

Indy the wallaby remains on the move.

The wallaby, who has captured the community's attention since he went missing from his North Salem home three years ago, was spotted in Heritage Hills in Somers Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. by Linda Pisogna, a Heritage Hills resident.

Heritage Hills has plenty of water and evergreen coverage for a wallaby, Pisogna said.

Warren Saks, who took care of Indy with his wife, Susan Bush, went to look for Indy but did not see him.

Indy was reported missing from his home on Titicus Road between the town garage and the town library in March 2014. Saks and Bush believe he ran out of their fenced yard after deer broke their fence and frightened him. Since he went missing, wallaby sightings have popped up all over the Hudson Valley.

He was previously spotted on Star Ridge Manor in Brewster last month.

"He's still alive and hopping," Bush said.

Bush said she often walks around the woods with Saks, hoping they spot Indy. Bush said Indy doesn't make noise, so if he was standing at the door, they would have no way of knowing it. Bush said they tried to donate Indy to a zoo but were rebuffed since the zoos already had wallabies and Indy is neutered.

"If we were to get him back, we would still try and place him in a setting where he could be free," Bush said last year. "We want him to be outside with other wallabies."

Indy had been a member of the family for five years after their son rescued him from someone in upstate New York who took Indy to schools and kept him in a playpen.

Saks said Indy likes to eat roses and loves the outdoors. He also feeds on wheat thins, Triscuits, rice cakes and sweet potatoes.

Anyone who has spotted Indy should call the family at 914-669-0006 or 646-628-6228

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