Quincy Police Department Awards Championship Belt To 'Stone Cold Steve Opossum'

After an officer rescued the stranded baby opossum last week, the Quincy PD reports he's “resting like a champ” — and they properly decorated him!

May 31, 2019

Photo by: Stone Cold Steve Opossum [Quincy Police Department]

Stone Cold Steve Opossum [Quincy Police Department]

By: Mike McPadden

QUINCY, MA — “Stone Cold Steve Opossum,” a baby opossum rescued by a police officer last week, is doing so well at the New England Wildlife Center that the Quincy Police Department has awarded him with his own championship belt.

According to the Quincy PD’s Twitter account, Officer Tim Kaes discovered the little guy alone on a dark street after his two siblings had succumbed to the elements. Kaes said he feared that the animal would also die if he left him outside, so he scooped him up.

After no animal shelters were able to accommodate the tiny opossum that evening, Officer Kaes took the critter home, where his family fell in love and named him “Stone Cold Steve Opossum.”

Happily, the New England Wildlife Center was able to take in Stone Cold from there.

Photo by: Stone Cold Steve Opossum and Officer Kaes [Quincy Police Department]

Stone Cold Steve Opossum and Officer Kaes [Quincy Police Department]

A few days later, Officer Kaes visited his marsupial buddy, reported he was “resting like a champ,” and presented Stone Cold with his own professional-wrestling-style championship belt.

The Quincy PD tweeted ridiculously adorable images of the properly decorated Stone Cold Steve Opossum and his best human friend, and wrote, “Thanks, everyone, for the kind words and interest in his journey.”

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