Aberdeen Police rescued four baby opossums after their mother was struck on the train tracks behind the Frito-Lay facility on Saturday.
Aberdeen Police rescued four baby opossums after their mother was struck on the train tracks behind the Frito-Lay facility on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

Officers from the Aberdeen Police Department rescued four baby opossums on Saturday after the mother opossum was struck by a train behind the Frito-Lay facility on Hickory Drive.

The officers scooped up three of the babies from the tracks, and saw a fourth squirming inside the mother’s marsupial pouch, according to the department’s social media accounts.

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Sgt. Shannon Persuhn, who is shown in a YouTube video the department posted helping the opossums, said they were spotted by a few youths and reported to police.

All four were taken to the police department and later turned over to a wildlife rescue in an attempt to save their lives.

Persuhn did not have an update on the animals’ status as of Monday morning. She said there was some concern from the members of the wildlife rescue that the animals were too small to take a bottle and they were looking into feeding tubes for the opossums.

Aberdeen Police Department Sgt. Shannon Persuhn is shown helping a baby opossum found on the train tracks in Aberdeen Saturday.
Aberdeen Police Department Sgt. Shannon Persuhn is shown helping a baby opossum found on the train tracks in Aberdeen Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
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