Plumbing contractor Harry Sullard captured Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton's pet wallaby.

Sullard happened to be near the singer's home early one morning when his son called to tell him a kangaroo was on the loose. Priscilla, a female adult wallaby, was described by press accounts as "a fiesty marsupial with clawed fingers and powerful legs."

After spotting Priscilla, Sullard sprang into action. He grabbed a lasso from his truck and took off on foot. Sullard, a self-described cowboy, finally captured the pet after a two-mile chase. Animal control officers later returned the animal to Newton.

After the capture, Sullard called his wife to recount the adventure. "She thought I'd been drinking," he said.