A story about a Florida raccoon who got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar does not bring feelings of sympathy from me, especially after we trapped 19 of those darn things from our property in Collinsville last fall.
"On Wednesday, deputies received a call about a raccoon in distress in Wadsworth Park in Flagler Beach.
Deputies, along with fire rescue, spotted the furry critter high up in a tree with a plastic peanut butter container stuck on its head.
They said when they tried to catch the animal it scurried across a tree branch and leaped to another tree, making the capture difficult.
Fire rescue eventually had to use their hose to spray the raccoon with water as deputies held a tarp on the ground below. The raccoon fell safely from the tree onto the tarp, but evaded capture by running from the rescuers.
Eventually they caught up with the raccoon, removed the container from its head and released it back into the wild.
Officers nicknamed the raccoon “Jiffy.”
Oh brother. Released back into to wild. I bet not. Jiffy will soon be back looking for more ways to get into the same garbage can in the same neighborhood.