Skip to main content

This Duluth raccoon got himself into a grate predicament

How does that even happen?

Take as long as you need to examine that photo. According to a Duluth Police Department K-9 officer, it's not even photoshopped.

It appears that this poor raccoon, for unknown reasons, wanted to get down into the city's sewer. But he really underestimated the size of his rear and ended up in this humiliating situation. 

According to police, an officer got a call about this critter earlier this week and came to the rescue. Luckily, officers were able to set the raccoon free. 

Good thing because hanging out like that all day must have been draining. We can only hope he'll keep his head out of the gutter. 

But how did that even happen?

Raccoons are notorious for getting into things they shouldn't be getting into. 

They are also quite talented when it comes to fitting into small spaces. 

Experts say that as long as they can fit their head through a space, they usually can fit the rest of their bodies (this guy must have been a little bottom-heavy). So adult raccoons can fit into spaces that are just a couple inches wide

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

With KAT out, Timberwolves can't upset Nets

D'Angelo Russell stepped up but couldn't overcome Brooklyn's firepower.

Everson Griffen Vikings dot com

Everson Griffen confirms he has bipolar disorder

"I’ve been running from it a long time. I’m not ashamed of it anymore.”

Angela Renee Jones, St. Cloud murder suspect

St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases

Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.

st anthony 3 crop

Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old

Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help

The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.

redmons popcorn colbert 2

Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure

The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.

prior lake high school

Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student

The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.

Screen Shot 2021-12-03 at 3.08.27 PM

Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids

It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.

boundary waters

Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding

Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.

police lights

Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School

A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.

chaska sewer

People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet

Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.


Puppy rescue in Plymouth.

Plymouth firefighters save puppy who got himself trapped in a ceiling

"Big or small, those in need can count on the Plymouth Fire Department for help."

This abandoned mink just landed a job as an educational ambassador

Someone probably had the mink as a pet then abandoned her.

This abandoned mink just landed a job as an educational ambassador

Someone probably had the mink as a pet then abandoned her.

Steven Seagull is back at his favorite Duluth hotel for the ... 17th year?

Yes, Steven Seagull is a seagull, and he's been a regular at the Super 8 hotel in Duluth for up to 17 years.