Oct 31, 2014

Rainy Halloween Rescue

It was raining heavily when WES received an emergency call about two juvenile raccoons stuck in a storm drain near Landmark Elementary School in Watsonville, California. 

WES' Duane Titus responded immediately.

On scene he found two cubs huddled together in a corner of the drain, water all around them. 

He pried open the drain cover and hauled the two youngsters to safety. One of them shot up a nearby redwood, where Duane thought he'd heard the mother. The other one, a bit more timid, scurried into shrubs below the tree.

Check out the video:



Anonymous said...

Kudos to whoever called WES about the youngsters. Very nice rescue, Duane!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness they are back with mom. Grateful for Duane for coming out on a rainy night.

Anonymous said...

Nice blocking of the one that tried to jump back in!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work; it's wonderful that there are people like you willing to go out and help animals in need. Thank you.