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Fat Raccoon Tries to Climb Through Sewer Grate, and It Ended Exactly How You Thought It Would

Raccoons may be smart enough to solve an ancient Greek fable, but one chunky trash bandit wasn't smart enough to see there was no way it would fit through a sewer grate.

The unsual scene played out Thursday in Zion when police received a call that a raccoon needed assistance. 

Oh boy, did it ever.

(Photos via City of Zion Police Department Facebook page)

As if this moment wasn't awkward enough, it got worse.

Unable to wiggle itself free, it ended up looking like some of us after a long weekend.

Don't worry, though. Multiple heroes swooped in to save the day.

First, according to the Zion Police Department, an animal control officer and the responding police officer did their best to accomplish the job. That was easier said than done.

With failure not an option, it was up to the Zion Public Works Department.

"They were able to free him and our friend was no worse for the wear," the police department wrote on Facebook.

This isn't the first time we've seen raccoons get in some weird situations and it definitely won't be the last. For example, there was the time one invaded a Toronto airport and entertained travelers, and we've learned that raccoons definitely aren't fans of manhole cover inspections.

But nothing is crazier than the time one hitched a ride on the windshield of a police car.


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