MORGAN, Utah (AP) — An abandoned litter of raccoons discovered at a construction site in northern Utah found new homes earlier this week after a construction crew discovered the animals under the remains of a demolished house.
“A kind-hearted foreman from the demolition crew working on Morgan Valley Drive came to the fire station asking for help,” the Morgan County Fire Department said in a statement Wednesday. “After his team knocked down an abandoned house, they heard chirping in the rubble.”
The eight baby raccoons appeared to have no mother. Firefighters cared for them until someone with a raccoon license offered to adopt them.
Utah requires permits to house non-native species like raccoons or coyotes, which frequently roam in the wild.