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Chubby raccoon rescued after getting wedged in sewer grate opening

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ZION, Ill. – Illinois police officers responded to a very unique call Friday morning.

A raccoon, who Zion police believe “has been eating a little too well,” got caught in a sewer grate.

Animal Control officer R. Knorr and Zion Police Officer K. Vaugh were unable to remove him and had to request help “from the real heroes over at the Zion Public Works Department.” They were able to free the raccoon and he was not injured.

Zion police posted photos of the rescue to their Facebook page, adding that Officer Vaughn was more scared of the raccoon that it was of him. Good work guys!