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Wallaby That Went Missing In North Salem Possibly Spotted In White Plains

Indy, a missing wallaby.
Indy, a missing wallaby. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Susan Saks

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Indy, the missing North Salem wallaby who has captivated Northern Westchester and Putnam, might have headed south.

Indy, who went missing in the spring, was possibly spotted last month on the Bronx River Parkway in White Plains after being spotlighted on WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News following a Nov. 12 report on Daily Voice that Indy was seen wandering near an Indian restaurant in Brewster.

Despite no sightings in a month, members of the Saks family, who took care of Indy, have not given up hope.

"It's getting to be really cold," Susan Saks said. "We hope that if someone sees Indy at their door, they let him in. He would hop on in and sit on a chair or couch. Please call us immediately if you see him."

Saks is worried that if Indy is in central or southern Westchester, people not be aware he's missing. 

"We miss him so much," Saks said. "We hope he is not harmed or suffering. That's our main concern. We just hope he's not lying somewhere needing help."

Saks said people often stop and ask her about Indy. She said the situation has been heartbreaking.

"We would love to hear good news," Saks said. "It's so mystifying what happened. He was such a happy little camper. I expected to get him back much sooner. You keep thinking he'll show up. We miss him."

Over the summer, Indy was seen by Four Winds Hospital, the Cross River Reservoir and the Waccabuc County Club in Lewisboro. 

Last month, he was possibly spotted outside of Jaipore Indian Restaurant on Route 22 in Brewster.

Saks has asked people to keep an eye out for Indy and to call her at 914-669-0006 or call animal control.

Saks said Indy loves to play tag and can recognize colors. He also loves the summer and enjoys lying out in the sun.

Aside from eating kangaroo dry food, Indy eats wheat thins, almonds, rice cakes, apples, lettuce, dry maple leaves and sweet potatoes.

Wallabys generally live three or four years 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.

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