Raccoon family drops through ceiling of Michigan home

May 7, 2018
A Michigan resident called for emergency responders when a family of raccoons fell through the ceiling of his home and into his living room. The raccoons were caught and later released into the wild. (May 7)

SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A family of raccoons created a chaotic scene when they fell through a ceiling and into the living room of a Michigan home.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that a homeowner in Sheridan Township sought help Friday after the raccoons fell from an attic. Police and firefighters easily picked up the four baby raccoons, but the mother eluded capture.

She bit a responder’s gloves before hiding in a closet. The Albion Department of Public Safety posted video of the response on its Facebook page.

Police said in a statement that a dog catcher pole was used to collar the raccoon. No people or animals were injured in the incident.

The raccoons were taken away and released into the wild.


Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, http://www.mlive.com/jackson

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