Texas police officer removes opossum family from under truck's hood
FREEPORT, Texas - A South Texas police officer was praised by his colleagues for removing an opossum family from under the hood of a truck in Freeport, despite his reluctance.
The Freeport Police Department shared a video on Facebook that shows Officer Chuck Willard reaching in under the hood of a parked truck on Sunday, March 14, and pulling a mother opossum out by the tail before releasing it a few feet away.
Officer Willard also removed her babies from under the hood.
The police department jokingly described Officer Willard as a "possum solver" for his efforts. The department also said Willard had carried out the task "reluctantly," and had gone "above and beyond the call of duty."
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