DALTON, Ga. (WTVC) — We all make mistakes. And unfortunately, sometimes that mistake winds up on Facebook.
A red-faced raccoon in Georgia would likely tell you he can relate, and all too well.
On its Facebook page Wednesday, the City of Dalton Fire Department says firefighters recovered a restive raccoon from a home on Monday night.
Their post reads,
"You never know what the day is going to hold when you show up for your shift as a firefighter. Sure, there may be the occasional cat needing to be rescued from a tree, but a raccoon? That's a new one. We were called out to help this guy find his way back out of a house in Dalton Monday night. As you can tell, he was pretty embarrassed about it, but it's really nothing to be ashamed of. We all need a helping hand every now and then. After helping our new friend out of the jam, we were able to take him to safely release him back into the wild where he'll hopefully be less adventurous in his search for snacks from now on."
The bashful raccoon was unavailable for comment.
Procyon lotor is the official scientific name for raccoons, with the word lotor ('washer') referring to the fact that raccoons wash their meals before they eat them. No doubt this shame-filled scavenger would prefer to wash his hands of this entire affair.
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