ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Firefighters in upstate New York helped out a presumably hungry raccoon that got its head stuck inside a mayonnaise jar.
The Ithaca Fire Department says the raccoon was spotted in a tree during its recent predicament.
The Ithaca Journal reports both city firefighters and a state Department of Environmental Conservation officer got the animal down.
They placed the raccoon into a large plastic tub and freed its head.
Once the DEC officer determined the raccoon was not injured, it was let go. The critter was last seen running toward a nearby creek.