true story: i love me some elvis.
and not just young elvis. or movie elvis. all elvis.
as a little girl, i sincerely and truly with every fiber of my being believed he was alive.
i have loved elvis for decades, and only just discovered he once had a wallaby.
what’s a wallaby, you ask?
well, it’s any animal belonging to the kangaroo family but smaller than a kangaroo and which “has not been designated otherwise”, which is kind of clear as mud. what we do know, thanks to vanilla ice, is that when a wallaby mates with a kangaroo… voilà! wallaroos are born.
and in 1957, as a joke, a hollywood booking agent sent elvis one:
he gave it to overton zoo.
companionship was apparently a problem.
and then, sad story (with a creepy headline), 13 august 1962:
that was connecticut. the tennessee papers were a bit more revealing:
WALLABY MURDER AS REVENGE. snap.
elvis seems not to have made any comment.