BRADENTON (FOX 13) - The folks at Wildlife, Inc. Education & Rehabilitation Center rescued a momma raccoon who decided to give birth inside someone's car.
The raccoon found a car being serviced with an open window and apparently thought it was the perfect place to bring new life into the world.
In a post on Facebook, Devon with Wildlife, Inc. said he was called to help rescue and relocate the raccoon and her two newborn babies.
The car was at a service station in Bradenton near SR 70 and US 301. The animal climbed through a piece of plastic covering one of the car's windows and had a baby in the back seat. She then birthed another in the trunk.
Devon says he captured the momma raccoon and then two caring employees at the service station helped search the whole car for any hidden babies. They found the only two babies, and then reunited them with their mother.
Wildlife, Inc. posted photos of the mother raccoon in the back seat of the vehicle and in the crate where she was placed while they looked for her babies. The new mom seems to be looking around, curious whether the human visitors were there to do her babies harm.
But of course, they were not. Devon said he relocated the family of three to some nearby woods so she could continue to raise them.