A kangaroo has been captured by authorities after it was found roaming around a Florida neighborhood on New Year's Eve.

The kangaroo was spotted Tuesday morning in Orange County and deputies chased it down a road near Imperial Avenue before capturing it in a park, according to neighbors.

"It was jumping and at first I was thinking what is that oh my god it's a kangaroo it's not normal," said Anny Stokes. "That's why I didn't know what to do."

It's not clear where the kangaroo came from or how it got loose, but neighbors say they believe it could have been taken care of by a woman who lives nearby.

Stokes told WKMG-TV it appeared the kangaroo's owner was coming to pick it up, but it's not clear if deputies released it to the owner.

Owning a kangaroo is legal in Florida if you have the proper permit.

Pics: Kangaroo captured in neighborhood

Published On: Jan 01 2014 02:57:53 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 01 2014 03:02:35 PM EST

A kangaroo is captured in an Orange County neighborhood.

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