LB Animal Control Rescues Armadillo -- Yes, Armadillo -- From 605 Fwy
(December 16, 2005) -- LB Animal Control's release says it all:
"City of Long Beach Animal Control Services has, unbelievably, rescued an armadillo from the southbound 605 Freeway."
Photo source: LB Animal Control
The release quotes Animal Control Officer Wesley Moore as saying, "We are not sure how the armadillo got to the beaches of Southern California, but most likely it arrived from Texas on a truck shipment headed to the Towne Center Shopping Center. My guess is that when the truck doors opened, it took off and headed to the brush near the freeway to find a good place to live."
Officer Moore continued, "The little guy is understandably a bit upset right now. We are taking good care of him while we look for a facility such as a zoo or a wildlife education center that currently has the proper housing and permits for an armadillo."
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