Wildlife Emergency Services in Santa Cruz responded to an unusual call on Monday from a homeowner who found a live raccoon that had chewed through his roof and gotten stuck halfway.
The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter posted the (hilarious) photo of the raccoon with its lower half sticking out of the roof on Facebook.
According to the post, the Wildlife Emergency Services responded by telling the homeowner to PUSH THE RACCOON THROUGH THE HOLE.
Ok, I understand time was of the essence, but if I were that person, I would kindly tell the Wildlife Emergency Service:
Can you imagine casually pushing an angry raccoon through a small hole in your ceiling BY ITS FACE?! I certainly can't. But apparently, that's what the concerned citizen did, and I have SOOOO many questions about the details here.
The mama raccoon was reunited with her babies that she apparently was desperately trying to reach when she gnawed a hole in the roof. I'm really glad to hear the raccoon in question is thriving, but the real question is, is the homeowner ok?
I'm genuinely concerned for the health and well-being of anyone who would shove a raccoon's face through the ceiling!
Also, just FYI, this ISN'T THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.
From Toronto last year:
And New York in March of this year:
And Louisiana in February:
NO THANK YOU, YOU LITTLE BANDITS!
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