Raccoons crash through ceiling into family's living room

By Ben Hooper
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May 7 (UPI) -- Authorities in Michigan said police and firefighters captured a family of raccoons that fell through a home's ceiling into a human family's living room.

The Albion Department of Public Safety posted a video to Facebook showing police officers and firefighters conducting the unusual rescue Friday at a home in Sheridan Township, just outside of Albion in Calhoun County.


Police said they arrived to find the mother raccoon and her babies had fallen through the ceiling into a living room chair.

The mother raccoon, which managed to bite clean through a firefighter's protective glove, was captured with the use of a dog catch pole.

The four babies were picked up by hand and placed in a plastic container.

The raccoons, which were not injured, were released back into the wild.

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