Exxon oil spill floods Arkansas town, wildlife

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oilMAYFLOWER, AK – Mayflower, AR, population 2,300, is a speck on the map running alongside Interstate 40, but it’s the center of the world for ExxonMobil right now.

That’s because a 60-year-old pipeline ruptured last week, covering lawns, streets, and just about everything, moving and not moving, with a slick and slimy coat of crude oil.

And that includes God’s creatures, great and small.

Like the little critters being cleaned up and treated by the HAWK Center, a wildlife rehabilitation clinic.

The center has taken in about a dozen animals, including birds and a muskrat. The Environmental Protection Agency calls this a major spill. Mr. Muskrat and his fury and feathered pals are probably calling it a major fubar.