Raccoon with head stuck in jar rescued from atop New Jersey utility pole

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Updated March 9, 2017 at 8:54 AM

March 9 (UPI) -- Utility crews in New Jersey rescued a raccoon from twofold problems: being stranded atop a utility pole and having a jar stuck on its head.

Atlantic City Electric tweeted a photo showing the raccoon stranded Wednesday morning atop a utility pole in Greenwich Township while being further encumbered by a jar on its head.

The utility said crews were dispatched after concerned residents called to report the raccoon's predicament.

"This morning, crews safely retrieved a furry friend from one of our utility poles and returned it (sans jar) to the wild," AC Electric tweeted.

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