HARRISBURG — An Erie County man has been charged with several wildlife violations in connection with a wandering wallaby found last month in a community in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Corry A. Lewis, 22, of North East, was charged with one count of unlawful importation of wildlife and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday. The charges carry a maximum fine of $200 for each count.
On May 30, wildlife conservation officers responded to calls from residents of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, who reported seeing the kangaroo-like animal roaming their neighborhood. Officers tranquilized the wallaby, a native of Australia and a member of the marsupial family, and took it to a licensed wildlife preserve.