Adorable photos of an ’embarrassed’ raccoon rescued by firefighters go viral

A few days ago, firefighters from Dalton, Georgia, received a call from an animal in need of rescue. Although this was not their first mission involving animal rescue, they were all surprised to learn it was a wild raccoon they had to help.

You never know what the day will be when you show up on your shift as a firefighter,” the Dalton City Fire Department wrote on Facebook. “Sure, sometimes there can be a cat that needs to be rescued from a tree, but a raccoon? It’s a new one. “


However, few firefighters knew that the rescue would eventually go viral for a rather unexpected reason. As soon as the animals were located, they took some pictures of him, but the way he posed for the camera made everyone laugh.

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The photo that is currently going viral shows the rescued raccoon looking extremely embarrassed about what he did. But after all, he might have had his reasons when he first sneaked into a house to (perhaps) steal some food and then failed to find the exit.


“As you can tell, he’s pretty embarrassed about it, but it’s really nothing to be ashamed of,” the post read. “We all need a helping hand every now and then.” After being rescued, the mischievous animal was finally released back into the wild.

The Dalton Fire Department hopes he learned his lesson, though, and in the future, he will be “less adventurous in his search for snacks.”

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