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Watch: Police rescue four baby opossums from tracks after mother was killed by train

Posted: 5:36 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-16 11:03:47-04
Aberdeen Police rescue four baby opossums from tracks after their mother was killed by train
Aberdeen Police rescue baby opossums after their mother was killed by a train

ABERDEEN, Md. (WMAR) — Four baby opossums were rescued by police on Saturday after their mother was run over and killed by a train.

Aberdeen Police discovered the living baby opossums on the tracks behind the Frito Lay plant on Hickory Drive.

Officers initially found only three of the animals but then saw a fourth still squirming inside of the mother's marsupial pouch.

All four were taken in by police and turned over to a wildlife rescue agency, in hopes they can survive and make a full recovery.

Police released footage of the entire rescue.