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    The Rise And Fall Of The Highgate Wallaby

    Miss you already.

    Early last week, a rogue wallaby settled into Highgate Cemetery.

    It had previously been spotted on Hampstead Heath.

    The Ham and High's exclusive photo of a possible wallaby on Hampstead Heath. Case closed!

    Marc Haynes

    @amazinghaynes

    The Ham and High's exclusive photo of a possible wallaby on Hampstead Heath. Case closed!

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    The wallaby got to know its new surroundings.

    just having a wander, lovely day for it

    N6Wallaby

    @HighgateWallaby

    just having a wander, lovely day for it

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    Local residents were not impressed.

    But local businesses were quick to welcome the new marsupial.

    Welcome to Highgate @HighgateWallaby good to have you here.

    Benham & Reeves

    @BenhamReeves

    Welcome to Highgate @HighgateWallaby good to have you here.

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    The community learned to love the creature.

    The wallaby invited its friends around.

    Local animals tweeted insensitive comments to the wallaby.

    “@HighgateWallaby: I'm in fine fettle, no need to panic. Thanks @RSPCA_official” Go on. Fuck off back where you came from. #wallabysgohome

    kentishtowncats

    @kentishtowncats

    “@HighgateWallaby: I'm in fine fettle, no need to panic. Thanks @RSPCA_official” Go on. Fuck off back where you came from. #wallabysgohome

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    But on Halloween, the wallaby's sojourn was cut short.

    Getting V.I.W. treatment, I should get 'captured' more often #fivestarwallaby

    N6Wallaby

    @HighgateWallaby

    Getting V.I.W. treatment, I should get 'captured' more often #fivestarwallaby

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    It had grown too cocky and had hopped to a local playground.

    And its North London jaunt was stopped by the RSPCA.

    Goodbye Highgate wallaby. Hop on.

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