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Florida deputies rescue raccoon with plastic bottle stuck on head

By Ben Hooper

Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida came to the rescue of a raccoon spotted running "scared and confused" with its head stuck inside a plastic bottle.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said deputies inside the District One Office spotted the raccoon struggling in the parking lot.

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"The animal was scared and confused, running into the parking stops and curb," the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.

The raccoon fled up a tree, and a deputy followed to nudge the animal until it fell from a branch into a sheet being held by deputies below.

Another deputy was able to pluck the bottle from the raccoon's head and it ran off, uninjured.

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