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Vanilla Ice wants his wallaroo back

Animal escaped from the former rap star’s backyard
/ Source: The Associated Press

The 36-year-old rap performer, who had a ’90s hit with “Ice Ice Baby,” called animal control officials Wednesday to report that a wallaroo and a goat found wandering around Port St. Lucie belong to him.

They had escaped from his back yard, city officials said.

He may have trouble getting his pets back. Neither the wallaroo, which is considered an exotic animal, nor farm animals such as the goat, are allowed in Port St. Lucie.

They were picked up Saturday by animal control after a woman reported them, saying the wallaroo, a cross between a kangaroo and a wallaby, had scratched her and kicked her car.

Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, wasn’t at his Port St. Lucie home Wednesday. A schedule posted on his Web site said he was in California taping a motorcycle commercial.