June 28 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Boston helped free a squirrel Thursday that had its head stuck in a dumpster for more than 20 hours.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston shared photos of the distressed squirrel with its head sticking out of a dumpster drain.
The ARL said the squirrel was tired and its skin had been rubbed raw as it attempted to wriggle itself free from the hole.
A rescuer worked to delicately pull the squirrel out of the dumpster and it was taken to be treated for injuries.
The ARL reminded people not to attempt to free animals stuck in tight spots on their own by slathering them with oils or other substances.
"Call us immediately!" the ARL said.