PASQUOTANK COUNTY, N.C. — Baby opossums are in good hands thanks to a citizen and a Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office trooper.

On Wednesday, Trooper B. A. Davis came across a driver who had pulled over to gather some baby opossums. The momma opossum and a baby were hit by a car.

Baby opossum
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Trooper Davis was worried about the driver's safety, so he stepped in to help catch the babies. 

According to a Facebook post by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the trooper made arrangements with animal control to have them taken to animal rehabilitation.

If anyone comes across a wildlife issue in North Carolina, please contact the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission at 866-318-2401.

If a wild animal is found in Virginia, the Wildlife Center of Virginia is available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help provide assistance. The number to call reach the center is 540-942-9453.