Last raccoon may have known he was getting a little overweight all along, but a particularly embarrassing event this week may have made him realize that his portliness is now an issue.
He did, after all, have a rude awakening.
Officers from Illinois’ Zion Police Department were called in after a concerned citizen discovered the raccoon stuck in an opening of a roadside storm drain. Apparently, the animal was unable to escape on account of his girth, which left him thoroughly wedged there like some fat, furry cork.
“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” the police wrote online.
If that judgement sounds harsh, it’s nothing compared to the raccoon’s own self-reflection. He appeared quite forlorn that it’d actually come to this.