Raccoon rescued from Massachusetts storm drain

By Daniel Uria
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June 21 (UPI) -- An Animal Control Officer in Massachusetts rescued a raccoon that was trapped in a storm drain.

Northampton Police Department shared photos of the stranded raccoon that was heard splashing around while attempting to stay afloat in the storm drain at about 7 a.m. on Tuesday when the officer arrived.


"When she arrived she saw this little guy trying to swim and keep afloat," police wrote. "With her quick efforts and the efforts of the Northampton DPW, he was saved."

The officer helped the raccoon climb out of the storm drain and it was then taken Berkshire Wildlife Services to be checked for injuries and was reported to be in good condition.

Police were notified about the presence of the raccoon by a pedestrian who spotted the animal in distress.

"We want to thank the pedestrian who was walking by and for the quick response from our city employees, so that this guy could be rescued so quickly," police said.

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