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Raccoon Gets Head Stuck In a Jar 

Gerald Hill, the co-owner with his wife of Alling House Bed & Breakfast, along with a few of his guests emerged from their home Saturday morning only to come across the strange sight of a raccoon sitting in a tree with its head stuck in a jar. The concerned owners and guests tried all day to coax the raccoon down from the tree to save the animal. While they managed to get the frightened animal to climb down the tree several times, the raccoon got spooked when they tried to grab it and ran right back up the tree. It was clear the scared raccoon was not going to cooperate with their rescue efforts, so further action had to be taken.

By the time the day was approaching mid-afternoon, the would-be rescuers had only managed to get the raccoon to climb even higher up into the tree. Realizing that their efforts were futile, the group decided to call in the experts. They had actually tried to call in the fire department earlier, but were turned away and told that there was nothing they could do to help. Thankfully, when they called Ahopha Wildlife Rescue, help finally came in the form of wildlife rescue specialist Tom Scotti. Scotti managed to finally catch the raccoon in a net after some coaxing, and was able to remove the jar from the animal’s head and neck. After being manhandled with the net the raccoon wasn’t too pleased with its rescuer, making the process of getting the jar off a bit difficult, but in the end Scotti succeeded in freeing the poor creature.

Of course, after all of this manhandling the raccoon was not too pleased with its rescuer and began to come after Scotti, letting him know it was not pleased with the rough treatment. However, with Scotti slowly backing away and instructing the rest of the onlookers to do the same, the raccoon eventually calmed down and headed back into the woods.

Have you ever seen a raccoon stuck in a precarious position and had to call in help to rescue it?

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A Mysterious Spate Of Squirrel Deaths In A Popular Cemetery Have Residents Seriously Creeped Out

If cemeteries are not creepy enough for you, then you can always checkout Mount Washington Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Mount Washington Cemetery is just like any other cemetary, only it is mysteriously littered with squirrel corpses. Starting last April, visitors at the cemetery and nearbyresidents started to find several squirrel corpses within and near apothecary. What is causing all of these squirrels to die remains a mystery, but several residents living near the cemetery cannot help but to find the current situation to be unsettling. The secretary-treasurer of the nonprofit Mount Washington Cemetery Association, Julie Rimer, has volunteered within the cemetery for more than years, and nobody is more determined than she is to find the culprit/s behind this spate of squirrel killings, if there is a culprit, that is.

Considering Rimer’s more than 30 years of volunteer service within the cemetery, you would think that there is nothing that she has not seen, but Rimer claims that the squirrel corpses within the cemetery is unprecedented.For the past seven months, Rimer alone discovered 22 dead squirrels within the cemetery, and she knows of many others that were discovered by her friends that live nearby. For now, Rimer is attempting to determine if the squirrel corpses are limited to the cemetery. Rimer took to Facebook in order to ask nearby residents if they have noticed an increase in the amount of squirrel corpses being found, and one woman who lives fairly close to the cemetery claimed to have noticed more dead squirrels than usual, but Rimer was hoping for more responses.

Rimer took photos of the squirrel corpses to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife with the hopes that they could help. A spokesperson for the department claimed that the squirrels did not appear to die as a result of squirrel pox, but they did show signs of trauma that may have resulted from a dog or cat attack. The squirrels may also have been shot with a pellet gun or poisoned somehow, but she cannot be sure until another corpse turns up, at which point she will have an autopsy performed to better understand the cause of these mass deaths.

Do you think that the squirrels are succumbing to violent attacks by another wild animal/s?