Watermelons crushed in an accident were donated to a wildlife sanctuary to feed the animals

It’s pointless to cry over spilled milk, as the saying goes, and the same can be said for spilled watermelons. That was recently the case, after a produce mishap resulted in a sweet opportunity for some thirsty animals.

According to People, a truck from Yak’s Produce was transporting over 100 watermelons and cantaloupes to the Louisiana Watermelon Festival in Farmerville.

Unfortunately, the truck was involved in an accident, scattering the melons across the road.

Because the melons were crushed and bruised, they couldn’t be sold to customers. In most cases, they would have been picked up and thrown away, but in this case, one woman had a different plan.

Leslie Greene is a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with a non-profit rescue operation on her property. She has 42 animals, including beavers, skunks, and raccoons, all of which are content to eat a crushed watermelon.

She asked permission from Yak’s, and the owner was happy to let her take the produce, saying it was “wonderful” that the fruit wouldn’t have to be discarded after all.

Leslie fed the watermelons to her animals, who devoured them as a refreshing summer treat.

Leslie told People, “They absolutely love it.” “With the weather being so hot and humid, it’s the ideal snack.”

“On TikTok, she explained that watermelon is 92% water.” “It’s a great way to keep wildlife hydrated during the summer heat!” It’s also high in nutrients, such as vitamins A and C.”

It is not only healthy, but the animals enjoy it as well. A beaver can be seen happily chowing down on a piece of watermelon in one video.

Leslie expressed gratitude to Yak’s Produce for donating the melons rather than throwing them away. She claims that after her story went viral on TikTok, with over half a million views, many people contacted the company to thank them.

According to People, Yak’s offered Leslie any of the produce they couldn’t sell.

“It ended up being a big win for both us and the wildlife,” Leslie said. “I appreciate Yak’s and all the animal lovers who did reach out to Yak’s and thank them.”