Firefighters Help ‘Embarrassed’ Raccoon Find His Way Home

Raccoons are notoriously good thieves. They can be quite sneaky and are known to get into mischief.

It seems quite fitting that they literally have a mask built into their appearance.

For those who live around raccoons, you may have been victim to a break-in at some point or another. Perhaps it was to a garage shed, attic, or your actual house. Some raccoons even managed to break into a bank!

While most raccoons seem to be full of confidence and can get out of almost any situation they end up in, one raccoon found himself in an interesting situation when he became trapped inside a house and couldn’t find his way home.

The City of Dalton Fire Department received a call from a Georgia family, saying that they had a raccoon in their house that needed help getting out.

The department was surprised to get the call about the raccoon. They shared about the situation on Facebook, saying, “You never know what the day is going to hold when you show up for your shift as a firefighter. Sure, there may be the occasional cat needing to be rescued from a tree, but a raccoon? That’s a new one.”


They arrived at the scene and were thankfully able to capture the little guy and help him back outside. They noted that he seemed to be embarrassed by the whole ordeal.


They said: “As you can tell, he was pretty embarrassed about it, but it’s really nothing to be ashamed of. We all need a helping hand every now and then.

After helping our new friend out of the jam, we were able to take him to safely release him back into the wild where he’ll hopefully be less adventurous in his search for snacks from now on.”


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