WILD: 26/04/2015 – The Roaches

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  • Report: The Roaches

    Sue Bates saw what certainly appears to be a Wallaby between Shaw Bottom and Hazelbarrow on 26 Apr 2015. Below is her email.

    Hello there.

    My name is Sue Bates. I have just returned home from a super day’s walking around the Roaches. At about 11am I looked across a field and in the far corner, about 100 metres away, (grid ref SK 0138 6359), I saw a round, smooth, fury grey/brown mammal bottom disappearing between some rocks. It was not a dog, fox, deer or cat. I did think it was a wallaby as its gait was not even but more lollopy(?). I had heard many years ago that there were wallabies somewhere in the Peak District but was not certain of where or if they are still roaming free. When I saw your reports of recent sighting I felt I must let you know what I saw today. Whilst I have no photographs and did not see the animals complete body I am quite confident that it was indeed a wallaby.

    Regards,

    Sue Bates

    http://www.roaches.org.uk/wallabies.htm

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