Newton Fire teamed up with Waltham Animal Control to help a young raccoon who ended up with its head stuck in a grate Thursday, the department tweeted.
“We rescue citizens both big and small!!!” a subsequent tweet read.
We were able to rescue a juvenile raccoon today with help from Waltham’s Animal Control. He had been stuck for a while but we are happy to report he is free!!! #newtonfire #nfd #newtonma pic.twitter.com/q7CYEQCCWZ
— Newton Fire (@NewtonFireDept) August 1, 2019
A bystander also posted about the incident, thanking the department for “helping save this little juvenile trash panda I noticed stuck on my morning commute.”
— John Moore (@j3moore) August 1, 2019
Photos show firefighters lifting up the grate as the raccoon clung to it with tiny paws. The little animal looked bewildered, but the department was able to free it safely.