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Raccoon Gets His Head Stuck in a Tree, Because He’s a Raccoon [PICS]

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree
All images via Facebook/Turkerton Fire Department

This raccoon in Tuckerton, New Jersey gets his head stuck in a tree while out doing his normal raccoon thing.

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

No one knows what caused this raccoon to get his head stuck in a hole in this tree but he made for a funny sight, before the townsfolk came to his rescue.

Click through the slideshow to see some great pictures and get the story of this crazy raccoon’s rescue.

All images via Facebook/Tuckerton Fire Dept.

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Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

On March 9, 2015 Tuckerton Police were called out to the scene of a raccoon that appeared to have his head stuck in a tree.

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Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

Residents noticed the furry critter struggling in the tree at the corner of Marine Street and Otis Avenue and called the police hoping for its rescue.

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The responding officers then called in retired State Conservation Officer Lt. Wayne Tonnesen to come and check out the scene.

Rescue Arrives

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

Tonnesen responded to the scene, along with Tuckerton Fire Company’s rescue truck.

Rescue Attempt

Tonnesen went up the tree and found that the raccoon appeared to be awake and unharmed.

Rescue Attempt

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

Tonnesen initally tried to free the raccoon by hand but was unable to free the trapped raccoon.

Rescue Attempt

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

Tonnesen could not manage to free him by hand and had to resort to using an air chisel to make the hole larger.

Free at Last

Raccoon gets his head stuck in a tree

With the hole enlarged, the raccoon was able to get out of the tree and scurry off to this home to recover.

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Raccoon Gets His Head Stuck in a Tree, Because He’s a Raccoon [PICS]