RAINIER, Ore. -- An anteater named Sweatpea is back home with its owner after an adventure in Rainier.
The 20-pound South American anteater was spotted by a driver Sunday alongside a road, slurping up ants. Abram Dreyer took it home and started calling veterinarians and the Humane Society to find the owner.
The Daily News of Longview reports the anteater was a hit Monday with neighbors who petted it and admired its claws.
A tip finally led to the owner. Kellie Caron is licensed to breed exotic animals. She picked up her wandering anteater. This fall, Sweatpea is headed for a zoo in Texas.