Behold, A Chunky Raccoon Who Got Stuck In a Sewer Grate

THIS IS NOT THE RACOON PLEASE READ THE BLOG / Image via Getty
THIS IS NOT THE RACOON PLEASE READ THE BLOG / Image via Getty

Today I feel a somewhat spiritual connection to this enormous raccoon who got stuck in a sewer grate and had to be removed by humans.

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The raccoon, who I’m choosing to call Lil Idiot, as if he were an aspiring rapper with only a Soundcloud account to his name, was alerted to the authorities on Thursday. The critter was in peril of falling into the grate and possibly being eaten by a killer clown.

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“As a police officer no 2-days are the same,” wrote the City of Zion, Illinois police department on their Facebook page. “It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate.”

But it turns out Lil Idiot was just too big, as two officers reportedly couldn’t even get him out. The Zion Public Works Department had to step in and free him. The police department wrote that “our friend was no worse for wear” and a call to the City of Zion police department confirmed that the raccoon was indeed freed successfully. The department’s animal control unit did not immediately pick up the phone for comment on the raccoon’s current state.

Congrats to Lil Idiot, for being free!

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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tiddyardenhose

Lil’ Idiot looks just like my Pancakes. I volunteer at a rescue for baby ‘coons and Pancakes was my ‘coon bae for the summer. He was VERY doughy and liked to make castles out of dog food and grapes. He had huge paws and used to incessantly pat my face and coo while I snuggled him. I miss Pancakes (more than Waffles).