After a Facebook user posted an ad for a wallaby joey online for $10,000, wildlife officers swooped in to save the young animal, just in time. Authorities responded to the ad, offering to meet at a Western Australian parking lot, where they nabbed the seller.
The seller will be charged with offences including possession, importation and selling of protected wildlife, according to officer Peter Carstairs.
"It is illegal to sell or possess any part of a native animal in Western Australia unless you have a wildlife license," Mr Carstairs the told The West Australian, adding that the joey was part of a disturbing black market trade in wildlife in the area.
If the illegal trade isn't enough motivation to protect wallabies, then maybe this adorable video of a wallaby at a sanctuary near Melbourne will be: