Today, WES was called out to rescue and opossum from a backyard in Watsonville, CA. According to the family reporting the animal, their dogs had been barking during the night and into the morning hours. Once it was light out, they saw they had an opossum in the yard.
At first, the opossum appeared to be alright, but on closer inspection, responders found blood on its fur - it had been attacked by the family's dogs. Check out the rescue video:
The mother opossum, her pouch full of babies, was taken to a nearby wildlife hospital for treatment.