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Raccoon With Head Stuck in Bottle Rescued by Tampa Deputies

A raccoon with its head stuck inside a plastic bottle received help from sheriff’s deputies in Tampa, Florida, after they found the animal rambling around a parking lot outside one of their stations.

Footage shared by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office on October 17 shows the raccoon, which deputies said was “scared and confused.”

The raccoon climbed a tree to get away from one deputy, the sheriff’s office said. The same deputy then climbed the tree and nudged the raccoon off a branch and onto a sheet deputies were holding out below. The sheriff’s office said another deputy managed to pull the bottle off the raccoon’s head. Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful