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Men rescue 'fat' raccoon trapped head-first in hatch on U.S. Army tank

By Ben Hooper
Men rescue 'fat' raccoon trapped head-first in hatch on U.S. Army tank
A raccoon gets some help after ending up trapped upside-down in a small hatch on a U.S. Army tank. Screenshot: highvoltageev/YouTube

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- An unlucky raccoon that became stuck upside-down in a tiny hatch atop a U.S. Army tank was pulled to freedom by two men who recorded the rescue.

A video posted to YouTube by user highvoltageev shows a man wearing protective gloves pulling on the raccoon's legs, which are protruding along with the creature's rear end from the opening atop the tank.

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"What did you do, little guy?" the man filming asks.

The men consider trying to push the raccoon all the way into the tank, mentioning that the animals have previously ended up inside the vehicle and could be removed through a larger opening.

The man pulling on the raccoon eventually gets some help from a uniformed soldier, who yanks the raccoon out of the hatch and tosses it onto the grass, where it can flee without posing any danger of bites or scratches to the men.

The location of the video was unclear, but a commenter said the tank, identified by the uploader as only an "Army tank," appears to be an M41 Walker Bulldog.

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