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Raccoon gets its face stuck in metal can. Kansas City police officer comes to the rescue

The treats were meant for delivery workers, but this thieving squirrel didn’t care

A woman caught a thieving squirrel red-handed as it repeatedly stole treats in a basket intended for delivery workers. Michele Boudreaux says she puts treats in a basket outside her New Jersey home for delivery workers each year during the holiday
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A woman caught a thieving squirrel red-handed as it repeatedly stole treats in a basket intended for delivery workers. Michele Boudreaux says she puts treats in a basket outside her New Jersey home for delivery workers each year during the holiday

To some, they’re raccoons. To others, they’re trash pandas.

But to a police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, a raccoon is just another citizen in need.

Police officers encountered a raccoon at 43rd and Mission Road in Kansas City, but something wasn’t right, they said in a post on Instagram.

The critter’s face was stuck inside of a metal can.

So Officer Stanturf leaped to action. He freed the raccoon from the jaws of the can and sent him merrily on his way, but not before snapping a quick photo of his new friend.

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Dawson covers goings-on across the central region, from breaking to bizarre. She is an MSt candidate at the University of Cambridge and lives in Kansas City.
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