For the second day in a row, a wildlife officer was called out to the corner of Brown Place and South Street in Red Bank to care for a raccoon pup that had fallen from a nest about 20 feet above the ground.
Two baby opossums that survived when their mother was killed by a passing vehicle on Madison Avenue in Red Bank early Thursday morning were taken to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls by borough animal control officer Henry Perez.
Because opposums are marsupial, the pouched offspring often survive such incidents, Perez said. And the outlook for the babies is positive, he said. After receiving initial care from the vet, they’ll be turned over to volunteer “rehabbers” and eventually released in the wild, he said. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)