Airport officials aren't entirely sure how the kangaroo got into the Qantas Airways domestic terminal, Melbourne Airport spokeswoman Anna Gillett said. But once inside, the marsupial - which had been hit by a vehicle at a nearby intersection and was bleeding - made its way into a pharmacy.
Shop workers, Qantas staff and federal police contained the kangaroo in the pharmacy for a couple hours before wildlife officers arrived. Two rescue volunteers tranquilized the animal and took it to a vet for treatment, Wildlife Victoria said in a statement.
This isn't the first time a kangaroo has paid a visit to Melbourne Airport. Last year, a 'roo was found bouncing around one of the airport's parking garages.