Tricky Situation: Raccoon Gets Stuck in Newton Storm Grate

A young raccoon found itself in a tricky situation Thursday morning when it became trapped in a storm grate in Newton, Massachusetts.

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The juvenile raccoon was found with its head caught in a sewer grate on California Street.
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The Newton Fire Department needed some help to free the critter so they called in Animal Control Officer Deanna Gualtieri, local veterinarian Adam Boardman and Cataldo Ambulance.
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After about two hours, crews were finally able to free the animal.
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The raccoon is said to be doing just fine.
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