A concerned onlooker, who reported it to local officers, spotted the massive marsupial bounding down the road.
While at first they thought it was a kangaroo, its true identity was later confirmed.
Despite cornering the 4ft animal, it hopped off down the road in Dursley.
Their tweets were seen by bemused locals and re-tweeted in a search for the owner.
Have you lost a wallaby? 'Skippy' seen around the Woodmancote near Dursley. Owners pse call 101 quote 462 of 26 Sept. pic.twitter.com/aq9LpFiQJG— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) September 27, 2015
They continued to tweet with updates on the escaped wallaby.
Kangaroo update - we have it cornered 'outback' of a house in Woodmancote but no owner identified yet.— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) September 26, 2015
And later joked:
Not the usual bouncers that we're interacting with on a Saturday night— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) September 26, 2015
The creature is still yet to be captured... seems like the world has gone hopping mad!
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