VIDEO: Mesa firefighters were called out for an unusual rescue in the Red Mountain Ranch area Monday morning. Crews had to rescue two young javelina near Thomas and Recker roads. The animals apparently fell through a storm drain gate and into the drain on a residential street. Crews from Mesa Fire and Medical worked to retrieve the animals from the drain. Firefighters tweeted out video of pulling the two little tykes to safety. Thanks, Captain Clark and his crew of Ladder 214 for lending them a hand.
Mesa fire worked with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) to help the little orphans.
The javelina are now in the care of SWCC. Hopefully they are healthy and will eventually be able to be released back into the wild.