FOLLOWING our story about a couple of wallabies on the loose on the Ash Priors Common, we've received this video.

Janet and Tim Auton were out walking their dog in Ash Priors, near Bishops Lydeard, when they happened upon this chap just merrily watched the world go by.

"It didn't seemed fazed at all," said Tim. "It just looked at us and didn't run off."

Somerset County Gazette:

WHERE'S WALLABY? The Australian mammal that's living in the Ash Priors area.

Earlier this week a woman reported coming face to face with two wallabies near the common as she drove to work at around 6am.

READ MORE: Wallabies spotted on Ash Priors Commons

A spokewoman from Tropiquaria Zoo, at Washford Cross, said there are known to be a number of pockets of wallabies living wild in this country.

She said: "It's fairly common for wallabies that have escaped previous establishments to live in the wild if they can find shelter to survive.

"If there was an extreme freezing cold winter, then they could die off. But there are a couple of places in the country where they have been surviving happily.

"They are pretty timid creatures and tend to just run away from people."

She added that they are herbivorous and live off grass and fresh leaves.

But people have nothing to fear from the Australian mammals - they are more likely to run off than attack you.

Ash Priors is no stranger to non-native animals.

In February 2016 a couple of coatmundi racoons, which normally live in South America, were spotted on the loose.

After we reported the escape on this website, their owner went lookng for them, discovering on on Ash Priors Common and the other down the road in Halse.

READ MORE: The day two raccoons escaped in Ash Priors

And it seems wallabies are quite partial to this part of Somerset.

Last September, a member of the public filmed what appeared to be a wallaby grazing at the side of a track near Wellington Monument.

READ MORE: Wallaby spotted near Wellington Monument