Raccoon's head stuck in peanut butter jar

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:40 AM
Raccoon's head stuck in peanut butter jar

A New York raccoon found itself in a sticky situation over the weekend.

For eight hours on Sunday, the scavenger sat with its head inside a peanut butter jar while perched atop a Long Island utility pole.

The unusual sight brought out dozens of curious residents on a Ronkonkoma (rahn-KAHNK'-uh-muh) street. Children quickly nicknamed him Skippy.

Newsday says Debbie Sullivan spotted the raccoon outside her house at 7 a.m. She called Suffolk police, the town of Islip (EYE'-slip) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. They all said little could be done.

The raccoon's ordeal finally ended around 3 p.m. when a crew from the Long Island Power Authority came to its rescue. The jar fell off as they used a pole to grab the animal.

Skippy quickly scampered off.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com