A Raccoon Ate Too Much And Got Stuck In A Sewer Grate -The Internet Relates –
Food comas. Food babies. Stuffing your face so much that you get stuck in places you normally fit through. We’ve all been there.
Sometimes it happens when there are slices of pizza that would go to waste if you didn’t eat them. Sometimes it happens when there are free bagels in the office and your boss insists you have another. And sometimes it happens when it’s your friend’s birthday–hey, it would be rude not to have three pieces of cake!
But on Thursday, an innocent, chubby raccoon fell victim to overeating, and he got stuck in a sewer grate in Illinois.
Luckily, the police department of Zion, Illinois came to the rescue.
“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” reads a Facebook post by City of Zion Illinois Police Department. “Animal Control Ofc. R. Knorr & Ofc. Vaughn 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 him and our friend was no worse for wear. Check out the photos and see if Ofc. Vaughn is more scared of the raccoon than it is of him! All in good fun, nice save Ofc. Vaughn.”
Using some kind of fancy sticks, the officers were able to rescue the adorable raccoon from the sewer grate. YAY!
The Facebook post has a ton of comments from raccoon-loving Facebook users, many of whom made the obvious comparison to the movie IT.
Now, if only I could get someone to rescue me next time I eat too many potato chips and sink into my couch.