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Leo the kangaroo hops around the Grand Forks County courthouse on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Kangaroo court: Family's pet attends Grand Forks hearing

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As Judge Joel Medd was making his way through a lengthy docket Thursday, he noticed a pair of furry ears poking up from the gallery of his Grand Forks courtroom.


"I didn't know if it was a dog or a cat or whatever," he said. "Then I saw it looked like a kangaroo."

It was, in fact, a baby kangaroo ... sitting in court.

"The kangaroo was as peaceful as anything," Medd said. "It didn't get up and hop around. It was just there."

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