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Adorably 'Embarrassed' Raccoon Rescued by Georgia Firefighters After Breaking into Home

·1-min read
shy raccoon
shy raccoon

City of Dalton Fire Department

It was just one of those days for a wily raccoon.

On Wednesday, the City of Dalton Fire Department in Georgia posted a photo of a firefighter holding what appears to be an embarrassed raccoon. The reason for his reaction? A little breaking and entering incident he needed help escaping from.

"You never know what the day is going to hold when you show up for your shift as a firefighter," the post read. "Sure, there may be the occasional cat needing to be rescued from a tree, but a raccoon? That's a new one."

According to the post, officials were called to help the wild animal out of a home in Dalton after the creature seemingly made its way inside, presumably looking for food.

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"As you can tell, he was pretty embarrassed about it, but it's really nothing to be ashamed of," the post continued. "We all need a helping hand every now and then."

After capturing the critter — and taking the hilarious photo — firefighters were able to release the raccoon safely back into the wild.

"Hopefully," the post read, "[he'll] be less adventurous in his search for snacks from now on."

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