RED BANK: ORPHANED OPOSSUMS SAVED

rb opposums 080416 1Henry perez 080416Two 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.)

SEA BRIGHT: WOMAN GIVES BIRTH IN CAR


rose bella trevor 082415Rose and Trevor Abbud with their newborn, Bella, in a screengrab from a CBS2 News report. (Photo by Trevor Abbud. Click to enlarge)

HOT-TOPIC_03Aided by two Good Samaritan health workers, a Middletown woman gave birth in a car when she and her husband got stuck in traffic in Sea Bright Saturday evening, the Asbury Park Press reports.

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