Firefighters came to the rescue after a young raccoon got its head stuck in a grate

“We rescue citizens both big and small!!!”

The raccoon peers out of the storm grate.
The raccoon peers out of a storm grate. –Newton Fire Department

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.

 

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.”

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.