Raccoon Eats Too Much, Gets Stuck in Sewer Grate: Police

A heavyset critter was found stuck in a sewer grate in a Northern Chicago suburb. Zion police officers came upon the “little” creature and with the help of animal control were able to free him. Perhaps he will stick to salads from now on.

(Published Friday, Nov. 3, 2017)

Turns out the feeling many people relate to after a big meal isn't unique to humans.

One raccoon in a Chicago suburb apparently ate so well it got caught in a sewer grate Thursday.

Authorities said they found the creature stuck while trying to climb out of a Zion sewer grate. The officers had been called to the area for assistance when they discovered the unexpected scene.

“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” the Zion Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Officers work to free the stuck raccoon. Zion Police Department

The raccoon was so big officers couldn’t help it out of the grate, so they called the Zion Public Works Department.

“They were able to free him and our friend was no worse for wear,” the police department wrote.