Quincy Police Officer Cares For Baby Opossum

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Quincy police officer went about the call of duty for a baby opossum.

Officer Tim Kaes volunteered to care for the baby marsupial — named Stone Cold Steve Opossum — after it was found by a homeowner on Tuesday night.

“Officer Kaes is always the first one to step up,” Sgt. Karyn Barkas said.

According to Barkas, authorities tried to find a rehabilitation shelter for the opossum, but none were able to take in the baby animal.

“So Officer Kaes, fearing that the opossum might die overnight, brought him to his house and gave him some kitten milk to try to nourish him. And right away he started to come around. And then he reported that this morning he’s doing even better,” Barkas said.

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WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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