PASCO, Wash. -- Startled drivers weren't seeing things -- it really was a kangaroo hopping down the highway in the U.S. state of Washington.

The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents Saturday and police responded, keeping the kangaroo off the road while its owner tracked it down and caught it with help from friends.

KNDO reports that its owner lives in a part of the state where it's legal to own exotic pets.

The man also has a zebra.