SARASOTA, Fla. — According to www.hearldtribune.com, employees at a detailing shop in Florida’s Manatee Country discovered a raccoon that had given birth in the backseat of a convertible.
The raccoon mother had apparently crawled through a plastic cover on the car’s window, the article continued.
Devon Straight, who was called to the shop and works with Wildlife Inc., a nonprofit rescue and rehabilitation group, said that at first they only found one baby in the car, the article stated.
Straight said that raccoons usually have between three and five babies per litter, so they looked all over and finally opened the trunk, which had been stuck; there, they found a second one, soaking wet in a puddle of water, the article noted.
“Every one of us wanted to look in the trunk to see and we’re glad we did,” Straight said. “The little one would have perished back there.”
As they found no others, Straight added that the mother could still be pregnant, the article continued.
“I felt pretty bad for the owner of the car,” Straight said. “They tore up the sun shades, chewed some shoes and [urinated] all over the place.”
After putting the raccoons in a kennel, Straight took them to the woods and released them, the article concluded.
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