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Oakland CHP Officer Rescues Possum on I-880

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    Oakland CHP Officer Rescues Possum on I-880
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    California Highway Patrol rescued a possum on I-880 on Friday, after receiving multiple calls from passing drivers.

    California Highway Patrol rescued a possum on I-880 on Friday, after receiving multiple calls from passing drivers.

    CHP responded right away and Officer Wood was able to catch the possum before it got hit, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld of CHP Oakland. The rescue took place on I-880 near 7th Street. 

    After being transported off the freeway, the possum was safely released into a wooded area.

    However, that wasn't the only animal-related call CHP Oakland received on Friday. That morning, a dog was found running in between lanes on I-880. Even though "officers ran multiple traffic breaks," the dog managed to get off the freeway and run up Ashby Avenue, said Officer Wilkenfeld.

    After being transported off the freeway, the possum was safely released into a wooded area.
    Photo credit: CHP Oakland

    Once the dog got off the freeway, animal control and Berkeley Police Department took over. 

    Officer Wilkenfeld recommends that drivers do not get out of their cars on the freeway to catch animals that may be loose. 

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