Wounded opossum returned to wild in rural Jesup
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An opossum has recovered from five pellet gun wounds and has been freed in eastern Iowa.
The opossum was found April 24 in a trap in Waterloo with four wounds in the face and one in the shoulder.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says that after surgery, the animal recovered in a cage in the garage of Terese Evans, director of the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project.
The opossum and the six babies in her pouch were released into a pile of brush in rural Jesup on Sunday.
The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust have offered a reward of up to $500 for information leading authorities to the person who shot the opossum.
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com
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