Friday, September 4, 2009

A 3:30am Opossum Rescue Leads To Three Cemeteries To Explore


My husband is a garbage guy. He loves it and the money is more than enough for the two of us. He calls me at 3:30am a few weeks ago and tells me a story. As he was out in Gavers, he witnessed an opossum get hit. He is a very caring person and decided to move the body off the road. As he approached it, he noticed it was moving and stopped for a minute. It was a big opossum and he didn't want to get bit. But as he looked at it he realized it's head was crushed. Then a little head peaked out from underneath the mom. Since he was at work, he couldn't take them with him, so he puts them in a ditch and calls me. The little guy Mike is holding is one of 8.



We ended up taking them to Alchemy Acres in Salem, Ohio. It is a no-kill facility that take all sorts of animals. They assured us that these little guys would be raised and then, ultimately returned to the wild. It was a great experience that I would gladly do again.
As my crew (Jon and Amber) and I headed into the night, we passed three cemeteries that begged to be explored. And a few days later, we did. Look for stories about them coming soon.
Slow down in your life's travels and take a minute to save the little guys. You will be glad you did.

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