Severe storms in Colorado led to a heartwarming rescue of a family of raccoons that found themselves trapped in a flooded underpass.
The Boulder Police Department shared a video showing an officer saving the distressed animals, one of which was hanging from a pedestrian bridge.
Passersby noticed the raccoons in distress and quickly called the authorities for assistance. Boulder Police Animal Protection responded promptly to the scene on June 15.
In a tweet, the Boulder Police Department acknowledged the surprising nature of the storms and expressed gratitude to the community members who spotted the raccoons and alerted the authorities in time to prevent them from drowning.
The rescue serves as a reminder of the importance of looking out for our wildlife neighbors during extreme weather events and coming together as a community to lend a helping hand.
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This article by Josie Fu was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 28 June 2023.
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