Police officer rescues raccoon from peanut butter jar

By mbrooks on August 16, 2019
FILE – A racoon watches is seen on the course during the first round of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic at the Disney Palm and Magnolia courses on November 12, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

By Matthew Brooks

A Wisconsin police officer is a real “pet detective” after performing an unusual rescue on Thursday.

Dispatch received a call about a raccoon with its head stuck in a peanut butter jar.

Officer Adam Lange arrived on scene.

The raccoon initially attempted to flee from the officer.

Lange pursued the raccoon for several feet before the raccoon yielded to the officer.

The officer temporarily detained the nocturnal carnivore.

Lange removed the raccoon from its sticky situation.

After the extrication, the raccoon was released on its own recognizance.

Lange reported the incident on the police department Facebook page.

“Raccoon last seen headed southbound believed to be looking for grape jelly,” Lange stated.

Lange rescued an iguana and returned it to its owners earlier in August.

Officer saves Raccoon from Peanut Butter Jar

August 2nd 2019, we posted a photo of a police officer attempting to catch an Iguana. The Officer, Adam Lange was able to successfully capture and return the Iguana to its owner. Fast Forward to early this morning, August 15, 2019. Pet detective (err, Officer) Adam Lange was dispatched to the area of Rose and Monitor Streets for a raccoon with a plastic jar stuck on its head. Officer Lange reported the following: Raccoon with a plastic peanut butter jar on its head. Approached the wild beast, took ahold of the jiffy jar, and released the animal from its plastic prison. Raccoon last seen headed southbound believed to be looking for grape jelly. No further follow up needed.This again shows the very unique situations our officers encounter during their daily patrols. Good work Officer Lange!

Posted by City of La Crosse Police Department on Thursday, August 15, 2019

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