Animal control officer uses cooking grease to rescue trapped raccoon

By Ben Hooper   |   Aug. 19, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts animal control officer used cooking grease to rescue a raccoon that became stuck by its head in a sewer grate.

The Northampton Police Department said in a Facebook post an animal control officer responded to a request for assistance at the Northampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and arrived to find the raccoon's head poking out from the top a sewer grate.

"After some time and the assistance of some cooking grease she was able to free the animal unharmed," the post said.

The photos shared by the department show a shocked but uninjured raccoon being wrapped in a towel after being removed from the grate.

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