Raccoon rescued from storm drain at cemetery

A raccoon is recovering after getting stuck in a storm drainpipe at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento.In v...

Posted: Jun 18, 2018 5:12 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 5:12 PM

A raccoon is recovering after getting stuck in a storm drainpipe at East Lawn Memorial Park in Sacramento.

In video shared with KCRA 3, Ben Nuckolls, who works with Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, is seen Saturday using a catchpole to pluck the trapped animal from the storm drain. Vegetable oil was poured on the animal beforehand to make it easier for him to pull out the raccoon, he said.

The rescued raccoon was then checked for injuries. Because it wasn't able to fully stand on its hind legs, it was taken to the Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento intake center to be evaluated, Nuckolls said.

"There was trash and partial food items in the pipe, which is most likely why the raccoon was interested in the storm drain pipe," Nuckolls wrote.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 13° Lo: -1°
Feels Like: -13°
Albert Lea
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 10° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: -15°
Austin
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 11° Lo: -3°
Feels Like: -14°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
wxIcon
Hi: 16° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: -10°
Rochester
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 12° Lo: -7°
Feels Like: -19°
A cold Saturday night. Warmer temps on the horizon.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Christmas Anonymous gives back to local families

Image

Wreath-laying ceremony honors veterans

Image

Seans Weather 12/14

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part two

Image

Sports Overtime: basketball and hockey highlights from Friday

Image

Friday the 13th and superstitions

Image

Woman suffers 5 strokes, finds joy in playing piano

Image

MN non-profit ensuring every child's birth is celebrated

Image

Sean Weather 12/13

Image

National Day of the Horse

Community Events