The Village of Caledonia Police Department received an interesting call on Dec. 17.

The department, located in a Milwaukee suburb, was called for a traffic jam that was caused by a beaver wandering in the middle of a local road, The Journal Times reported.

“It was the last thing I’d thought I’d see,” Officer Andrew Gelden said. “But there it was; a beaver in the roadway.”

Gelden was dispatched in the late afternoon when the department received a call about the beaver “hanging out.” Gelden, a self-proclaimed animal person, scooped up the beaver, put it in the back of his squad car and quickly relocated the critter to a new home.

“I know they like water, and so I moved it over by a pond,” he said.

The relocation took five minutes, Gelden said. The beaver did not appear to be injured and was calm throughout the process.

Courtesy Village of Caledonia Police Department Facebook page

Courtesy Village of Caledonia Police Department Facebook page