Raccoon rescued from New York state dumpster

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 9, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A New York state man used a ladder to rescue a shy raccoon that ended up trapped in a dumpster while foraging for food.

A video recorded Nov. 2 at a large dumpster in Rochester shows the man attempting to coax the raccoon into climbing the ladder like a ramp to get out of the deep trash receptacle.

The reluctant trash panda eventually climbs the ladder slowly before quickly climbing a nearby fence and returning to the wild.

"Raccoon was sleeping in the dumpster when I took my trash out. He couldn't get out on his own, so I put a ladder in to assist. He made his way out, over the fence, and into the woods," the filmer wrote.

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