TEMPE, AZ — The Department of Public Safety says troopers rescued an opossum found on the side of the freeway Tuesday in Tempe.
The opossum was found along the I-10 and Warner Road Tuesday afternoon, according to DPS.
Humans aren't the only travelers troopers are looking out for this holiday season! This opossum found itself in a bad spot today, specifically I-10 WB near Warner Rd. After using a traffic break to safely secure the animal, troopers took it to a wildlife center for further care. pic.twitter.com/BGVJt6XoQi— Dept. Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) December 24, 2019
DPS says they used a traffic break to safely secure the opossum.
It’s unclear how the opossum got on the freeway, but DPS says it did not appear to have any injuries.
Troopers took it to a wildlife center for further care, according to DPS.
NOTE: An opossum is a type of marsupial that is native to the Americas while a possum is native to Australia.