There's no telling exactly what the lovable, but hapless raccoon was thinking when he decided to wedge his head through a clearly too-small opening on a sewer grate. But it's fair to say he wishes he'd thought about it a little longer.
See that face? That is the face of regret.
Fortunately, the clumsy coon's self-imposed predicament didn't go unnoticed.
He was discovered this week outside a medical center in Massachusetts, after which Northampton Police Department animal control officer Shayla Howe stepped in to help.
Freeing the raccoon wouldn't be so easy, however.
It wasn't simply a matter of nudging the raccoon back down through, like opening a bottle of wine at a picnic without a corkscrew. His head was so tightly jammed, Howe had to remove the grate and lube him up with cooking oil first.