One thing that I can not stand is a litter bug. Everytime I go hunting or fishing I try to leave the place a little nicer than I found it. I do not know how many times I have carried trash out of the woods that was there when I arrived.
Mother nature is hard on animals. We do not need to add to the danger by littering. Trash can be dangerous for animals. Some animals think it is food and choke on it, others get tangled in old ropes and fishing nets, and others like this little guy get trapped in it.
I am not sure how the opossum got in the bottle or how he got turned around the way he did, but he was defiantly in a tight spot. Now he is free and at an animal rescue center getting ready to be returned to the wild where he belongs.
ACCT Philly posted the following photos to Facebook:
We know trash pick up has been an issue. But please dispose of your trash and recycling properly! This young opossum was found stuck in a Snapple bottle.
Fortunately our Animal Protection Officers Kacey and Rachel helped him out After picking him up they gently freed him of the bottle and while he seems ok, he will be headed to rehab to make sure.
Thank you to the person who called us about this little guy and everyone PLEASE dispose of your trash properly.
Glad the little guy was rescued. That would be a horrible way to go.
A few years ago I was part of an animal rescue. I was able to get this big fat raccoon unstuck from the display tank at my work. The video of the video went viral and I was able to claim my 15 minutes of fame.
Here it is if you have not seen it.