VIDEO: White wallaby ‘poses’ for photograph in field near Northampton

A rare white wallaby has again been pictured hopping around a field near Salcey Forest, on the edge of Northampton.

Ron Newbould was among a group of walkers who spotted the wallaby on a footpath near a corn field on Saturday, August 15.

A rare white wallaby has been pictured in a field near Salcey Forest

A rare white wallaby has been pictured in a field near Salcey Forest

Mr Newbould said the wallaby was eating leaves from a nearby hedge and he was able to get pictures and a video of it.

He said: “We were about half way round our walk, fairly close to Salcey Forest, when following the footpath, we had entered a corn field through a gap in the hedgerow and paused briefly for people to catch up. Looking round my wife saw the wallaby about 15metres from us calmly eating leaves from the hedge. As we watched it for the next five minutes or so, it posed for lots of photos and video.

“At one point it actually took a few steps towards us, resumed its eating before eventually turning, glancing back at us and leisurely heading off in the opposite direction.”

Mr Newbould, who started the walk in Stoke Goldington, said he had been told by local residents that the wallaby may have escaped from the Flamingo Gardens and Zoological Park that used to be open in Weston Underwood.

The white wallaby was first spotted in a field near Salcey Forest earlier this month by Caroline Phillips who was riding a horse in the area.

Ms Phillips, who comes from Australia, also managed to get pictures and take a video of the wallaby.

A rare white wallaby has been pictured in a field near Salcey Forest

A rare white wallaby has been pictured in a field near Salcey Forest