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'There's a situation - you've got a beaver walking down 14th Street'

'There's a situation - you've got a beaver walking down 14th Street'

OREGON CITY, Ore. - A beaver that seemed to have lost its way got a police escort late Thursday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., someone called 9-1-1 and said a beaver was walking across Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard at 14th Street, away from the Willamette River.

Caller: There's a situation - you've got a beaver walking down 14th Street away from McLoughlin. It's a rather good-sized one and he's heading towards any headlights he sees.

911 Operator: Ok, does he seem to be aggressive or rabid or anything?

Caller: No. He seems to be fine. He's just waddling along.

When officers showed up, they tried to use a pole with a noose to catch the beaver, but they quickly figured out that the animal was pretty mellow and had no problem walking with them.

The beaver and officers took a leisurely 40-minute stroll to Abernethy Creek before parting ways.


CELL PHONE VIDEO FROM THE OREGON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

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