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Raccoon With Head Stuck In Peanut Butter Jar Rescued In Westport

A raccoon had to be rescued by firefighters in Westport after it got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
A raccoon had to be rescued by firefighters in Westport after it got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
A raccoon had to be rescued by firefighters in Westport after it got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department

It’s not just cats that firefighters save from trees.

Crews from the Westport Fire Department came to the rescue of a curious raccoon that found itself in a precarious position when it got its head stuck in a peanut butter jar.

Firefighters were able to free the animal from its confines and it took off into the woods following the scare.

According to wildlife officials, "in addition to being able to climb, dig, and swim, raccoons have thumb-like digits on their front paws that allow them to grab, twist, pull, and tear.

"This allows them to open trash cans, dig through garbage, and grab seeds from bird feeders — all food sources that other wildlife would have a much harder time accessing.

"So try not to be so quick to judge them—like any city-dweller, raccoons are just doing their best to get by.”

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