Missing North Salem Wallaby Spotted In Lewisboro

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Indy, a missing wallaby from North Salem, was recently spotted in Lewisboro.
Indy, a missing wallaby from North Salem, was recently spotted in Lewisboro. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Susan Saks

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- The search for Indy, the missing North Salem wallaby continues.

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.

On Tuesday, Indy was spotted on Route 35 in Cross River near Four Winds Hospital and was seen hopping by the Cross River Reservoir.

"We went down there for two days and searched where we could," Warren Saks said.

Saks said Indy being seen near Four Winds would've been perfect because of the large number of staff that could see him. 

Later in the week, Saks heard Indy was on Main Street in South Salem heading toward Waccabuc Country Club.

"The vegetation is so dense," Saks said. "There's so many open spots. We're going to keep an eye on him."

Saks said they have notified the Lewisboro Police and Animal Control that Indy is on the loose.

"It's nice to know he's alive," Saks said. "We haven't had anything close to a sighting in a while. I'm not sure he would respond to my voice. We've had two sightings in two days. We're hopeful."

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

"If you see him, see what direction he goes so I know where he is," Saks said. "Hopefully he is alive and well and we can catch him."

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.

To see footage of Indy on Animal Planet, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9dCxQQl_Qo.

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Hopefully "Indy" is safely captured soon...and resumes what might seem like an easier life...Hopeful #2 is...that residents control their dogs from running loose in these area rural woods until he is home..and even after the fact, too...the deer' would hope so also...