NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The Saks family continues to hold out hope that Indy, its missing North Salem wallaby, will be found.
Sightings of Indy, who went missing from his Titicus Road home on March 21, continue to be reported to Susan and Warren Saks, who care for Indy.
Saks said they believe Indy (named after the movie character Indiana Jones) is still alive but have received too many sightings from far-off places.
"If he survived the cold, there is plenty for him to eat, like vegetation, branches, grass, leaves and roses," Saks said.
Saks has received reports of Indy being cited upstate and in Fairfield County and believes people might be spotting a wallaby from Dutchess County that went missing last summer.
Indy can live for months in the wild and Saks said he might be living at one of North Salem's big estates.
"He's a well-known little character in North Salem," Saks said. "We miss him and are concerned about him. Everywhere I go, people keep asking about Indy. People are interested in knowing what happened. We hope he is healthy and well. We hope that we will get him back. We don't want people to forget about him."
Saks said Indy loves to play tag and can recognize colors. He also loves the summer and enjoys lying out in the sun.
Saks said if anyone sees Indy, they should try to get within 10 feet. Indy can be held by the base of his tail until someone comes, Saks said.
Aside from eating kangaroo dry food, Indy eats wheat thins, almonds, rice cakes, apples, lettuce, dry maple leaves and sweet potatoes. Wallabys generally live 3 or 4 years old in the wild, due to predators. Indy is 6.
The Saks family adopted Indy after their son rescued him from someone upstate who was bringing Indy around to schools.
Anyone who has spotted Indy should call the Saks' at 914-669-0006 or 646-628-6228.
To see footage of Indy on Animal Planet, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dCxQQl_Qo .
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