Dade City, Fla.-(970WFLA)-That kangaroo captured in rural Pasco County has died. State wildlife officers say the roo died as the ultimate result of the tranquilizer dart used to stop the animal.
Wildlife workers say the chase and all the excitement around the capture of the kangaroo were also contributing factors to the death. A necropsy is being done to come up with an official cause of death.
State wildlife officers have also found the owner. The man who runs a commercial kangaroo farm in the area, John Chatfield, is now facing charges. Chatfield had earlier denied he owned the kangaroo.
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