Tasmanian devil runs away with woman’s phone at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

A Tasmanian devil has gone toe-to-toe with wildlife keepers after the marsupial mistook a visitor’s phone for a chew toy.

Jacqui Frazer was at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday afternoon when she visited the devil’s enclosure for a photo.

Frazer had leant over the barrier, when the devil jumped up at her, which caused her to drop her iPhone.

A Tasmanian devil has gone toe-to-toe with wildlife keepers after the marsupial mistook a visitor's phone for a chew toy.
A Tasmanian devil has gone toe-to-toe with wildlife keepers after the marsupial mistook a visitor’s phone for a chew toy. (Supplied)
A woman has been left stunned after a Tasmanian devil ran away with her phone.
Jacqui Frazer was at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary on Thursday afternoon when she visited the devil’s enclosure for a photo. (Supplied)

It took the wildlife keepers about five minutes to get it back, as the animal went in and out of its den.

The keepers eventually ended up substituting a stick into the devil’s mouth for the phone.

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The phone has been returned to its rightful owner, however the device has several bite marks to serve as a reminder of Frazer’s eventful day out.

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