BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are being praised for helping a raccoon in distress after the critter’s apparent fondness for Chef Boyardee pasta put him in a dangerous situation.
At about 2 a.m. on Monday, the deputies found the raccoon in the area of 47th Avenue and 32nd Court East in Bradenton. The raccoon had a tin can stuck on its head.
The deputies took a series of photos of the raccoon that showed the rescue followed by the raccoon wandering off after the can was freed from its head.
The sheriff’s office posted the photos to Facebook with the following comment, “A couple of days ago, our Deputies found this guy trapped in a tin can, thanks to their help, he was able to be freed. Great rescue!”
Facebook fans were quick to praise the deputies for their efforts.
“Great job MSO! Thank you for lending him a life saving hand!” said Kerri Bertolino Bauer.
“Love this kindness towards animals! Nice work MCSO!” said Nina Taylor
“To protect and serve all residents of Manatee County regardless of fur color,” added Laurie Wilkowski-Galle.
The raccoon rescue is not the first time a Tampa Bay officer has helped an animal in distress. Check out these other stories-
- Hillsborough deputies rescue elderly cow from pond
- Pinellas Park Police officer rescues drowning dog
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