Florida raccoon rescued from soup can problem

By Ben Hooper
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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A veterinary team in Florida rescued a raccoon found with an empty soup can stuck over its head.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife said the raccoon was found Monday in North Fort Myers with the Chunky soup can stuck over the top of its head.


"The veterinary team, concerned with his ability to breathe, immediately used a can opener to remove the bottom of the can," the clinic said in a Facebook post.

The team sedated the raccoon so the can could be cut away, but the team found the can easily slipped off once the animal's body relaxed.

The raccoon was found to be uninjured and veterinarians said it would be released once the effects of the sedation wore off.

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