Omar Villafranca, NBCDFW.com
The Humane Society is caring for a kinkajou that was found near Grandview.
With apologies to Monty Python: Now for something completely different.
Animal rescue groups across Dallas-Fort Worth spend a lot of time and expend a lot of effort reuniting lost dogs and cats with their humans. The Johnson County sheriff’s office recently joined the rescue ranks when it took in what most likely is a lost exotic animal, a kinkajou, also called a honey bear — not exactly your everyday household pet.
The poor little guy, or girl, wandered in to the home of a rural Johnston County resident. Probably scared the bejabbers out of said resident, but he or she captured the wide-eyed animal anyhow. Since kinkajous are native to Central and South America, this one most likely did not saunter up from its natural home and into a nearby wooded area.
The little critter suffers from severe frostbite to its feet, and it’s now in the care of the Humane Society of North Texas and, one would hope, a veterinarian.
Sheriff Bob Alford asked for anyone missing a kinkajou — and you know who you are — or anyone who knows anyone missing a kinkajou to call the department at 817-556-6058 to set the reunion gears in motion.
Help get this cute little guy, or girl, home, please.