A distressed swimming wallaby has been rescued by ferry crew members in Sydney Harbour.
Crew members used a rope to lift the distressed marsupial from the water and into the Manly Fast Ferry on as crowds watched on at the nearby Manly jetty.
It is believed the female wallaby was chased into the water by a dog and spent about half an hour in the harbour waters, Sydney Wildlife said.
“It was an unintentional dip,” Sydney Wildlife volunteer rescuer and carer Jodie Lewis said.
“She was distressed.”
Another wallaby was rescued nearby before Christmas, sparking concerns that over development in the area was causing the animals to move into more public places. AAP