The following were among animal cases received recently by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Division. Call 301-499-8300 for directions to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at; click on Government, then Agency Index.

Skunk Taken From Six Flags

MITCHELLVILLE, Central Ave., 13700 block, July 13. An employee of Six Flags America amusement park reported a skunk in the facility's food service building. An animal control officer removed the skunk and released it into the wild.

Opossum Takes a Trip to the ER

CHEVERLY, Hospital Dr., 3000 block, July 13. An opossum appeared at the door of a hospital emergency room and remained there for more than an hour. An animal control officer picked up the animal and released it into the wild.

Snake Impounded, Released

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Sultan Ave., 100 block, July 13. A resident brought a brown and black snake to the animal shelter. It appeared healthy and was released into the wild.

Opossum Stages Home Invasion

BRENTWOOD, Upshur St., 3800 block, July 12. A resident reported an opossum had entered the resident's house. An animal control officer found the opossum and returned it to the wild.

Shepherd Reunited With Owners

SUITLAND, Suitland Rd., 4000 block, July 13. A stray, black and brown mixed German shepherd was captured and held inside a stone memorial business. An animal control officer picked up the dog, located its owners and reunited them with their pet at the shelter.

Leash-Tangled Pinscher Taken In

FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS, Kolb St., 5700 block, July 13. A dog was reportedly abandoned and chained to a tree in a wooded area. An animal control officer found the 8-month-old male Doberman pinscher tangled in a leash and took it to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Iguana Visits Back Yard

TEMPLE HILLS, Henson Lane, 4100 block, July 10. A resident reported a three-foot-long lizard had invaded her back yard. An animal control officer took the adult iguana to the shelter to be held as a stray.

Dog Jumps Fence, Rejoins Owner

SEABROOK, Worrell Ave., 9500 block, July 13. A reddish chow chow jumped a resident's fence and got its leash caught on brush. An animal control officer captured the dog and located its owner, who retrieved it.

Captured Squirrel Gets Away

FORT WASHINGTON, Clarion Rd., 13000 block, July 11. A resident caught a squirrel and was holding it in a pet carrier. The squirrel, which was reportedly injured, escaped from the carrier.

Geese Diverted From Traffic

LANDOVER, Summerfield Boulevard and Valley Trail Way, July 13. Animal control officers responded to reports of geese in traffic and chased the fowl to a safe area away from the roadway.

Trapped Groundhog Released

FORT WASHINGTON, Trafalgar Dr., 1000 block, July 13. A resident caught a groundhog in a trap in the resident's back yard. And animal control officer removed the groundhog and released it into the wild.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN