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Daring Raccoon Rescue is Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse




The poor raccoon had gotten itself into a bit of a tight spot high up on a ledge of a suburban Detroit office building, but it was nothing compared to the tight spot it ultimately got into after coming down from the building. 

The critter, nicknamed "Bandit," had drawn the attention of office workers after it had spent days on a sixth-floor ledge. 

According to WXYZ-Detroit, it was first noticed on Monday, but nobody was sure exactly how long it had been up there. 

Concerned for its well-being, workers from a law firm in the building made many attemps to hire a wildlife rescue service to rescue the raccoon but, due to the height, kept striking out. Finally on Wednesday, SWAT Critter Solutions brought in a lift bucket, some nets and a trap to get the job done.

What followed was one of the most epic games of cat and mouse you may ever see.

First, a little prep work.

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This should be pretty easy, right?

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But as day turned into night, it clearly wasn't going to be.

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Oh so close!

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Oh no! The little rascal got away!

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And it's once again on the ledge.

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They finally have the raccoon. Oh wait, no they don't.

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Don't worry though, it's just fine!

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Is this the moment the rescuers will finally succeed?

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Nope.

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After a foot chase, they located "Bandit" in the hood of a car.

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Nearly three hours later, success!

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And here's the happy ending: The raccoon was sent to a wildlife resource center, where it'll be fed, hydrated and have a health checkup before being released back into the wild.

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