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Wisconsin beaver stops traffic

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Daniel Uria
Police in Racine County, Wis., helped find a new home for a beaver that caused traffic problems after wandering onto a local road. 
 Photo By Village of Caledonia Police Department/Facebook
Police in Racine County, Wis., helped find a new home for a beaver that caused traffic problems after wandering onto a local road. Photo By Village of Caledonia Police Department/Facebook

CALEDONIA , Wis., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin moved a beaver to a new home after the animal caused a brief traffic stoppage.

The Village of Caledonia Police Department posted photos to its Facebook page, showing a beaver that caused traffic problems after wandering out onto a local road.

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"It was the last thing I'd thought I'd see," Officer Andrew Gelden told The Journal Times. "But there it was: a beaver in the roadway."

Gelden, who is trained to deal with animals, was able to lure the beaver into his patrol car and drive him to a local pond.

The beaver was not injured, but was given a lecture on proper pedestrian behavior.

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