BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A petrified possum seen in the attached picture hugging an exit ramp wall was saved from sure death by a Department of Transportation officer on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport earlier today.
The frightened animal was spotted on the northbound exit 27A off-ramp, then scooped into a container, and let go in the woods, according to Connecticut State Police on Facebook.
The rescue drew a number of comments including, "Thanks guys. Now he can kill 5000 more ticks," and "I know how he feels. I am petrified driving on that obstacle course known as 95 too."
Noting the danger involved, a post said, "Thanks to the Trooper who stopped and risked his/her life to protect this little furry guy. Looks scared."