Wild moment a curious wallaby enthusiastically hops around a hospital emergency department
- Wallaby leapt into Hamilton Base Hospital Emergency Department in Victoria
- Two surprised nurses watched on in amusement as Wally hopped around
- Wally eventually headed to the exit and took a visitor trying to enter by surprise
- Several years ago, a koala made its way into the same emergency department
A curious wallaby bounced straight up to a hospital door and hops through the emergency department.
CCTV filmed the adorable marsupial named Wally making his way to Hamilton Base Hospital emergency department in Victoria on Australia Day about 10am.
Two surprised nurses at the front desk stood up to see Wally making his way around the emergency room without a care in the world.
CCTV captured the adorable marsupial named Wally making its way to Hamilton Base Hospital Emergency Department in Victoria on Australia Day
The wallaby surprised the two nurses at the front desk who got up to watch him hop around
One of them then begins recording the exciting encounter as curious Wally hops around.
Wally then heads back to the exit and appears to startle a visitor who steps back and peers inside to get a better view of him.
He takes one more tour around the emergency room before eventually hopping back out.
WDHS chief executive Rohan Fitzgerald said the wallaby’s visit lightened the mood.
‘It’s wonderful to have such a close encounter with what is generally a very shy creature,’ he said.
‘We have had an incredible year in the context of the pandemic and it’s nice to have some lighthearted moments to reflect on.’
This is not the first time an animal has made its way to the Hamilton Base Hospital emergency eepartment.
Several years ago, a koala visited and delighted nurses and patients.
The nurse could be seen recording Wally as he hopped around the emergency room