NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The owners of a missing wallaby are holding out hope that he will be found.
Sightings of Indy, who went missing from his Titicus Road home on March 21, continue to be reported around North Salem High School. According to Susan Saks, his owner, Indy was sighted crossing Bloomer Road, to large open land property bordering June Road on Monday afternoon.
The Saks' have been combing the area around the high school for a week but have been unable to find Indy. The Saks' are asking for the community to keep looking for him, thinking he may have gone into an open shed.
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.
"He would be too panicked to pick up," Saks said. "He does not bite but he has sharp toenails."
Aside from eating kangaroo dry food, Indy eats wheat thins, almonds, rice cakes, apples, lettuce, dry maple leaves and sweet potatoes. Wallabys generally live to 3 or 4 years old in the wild, due to predators. Indy is 6.
The Saks adopted Indy after their son rescued him from someone upstate who was bringing Indy around to schools.
"His sweetness is endearing," Saks said. "He likes to be petted and is affectionate. He's a very well fed and is a very happy animal."
Anyone who has spotted Indy should call the Saks' at 914-669-0006 or 646-628-6228