KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A raccoon was safely rescued from the third floor of a downtown Kalamazoo office building Tuesday.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said they responded to the report of the raccoon that was stuck on the outside of the building on East Michigan Avenue near Portage Street.
Officers used a ladder truck to reach the raccoon.
"Diligent attempts were made to capture the raccoon safely into a net; however the raccoon had different intentions," police said.
The raccoon escaped the net and fell to the ground. However, it landed alive and was transported to Animal Control.
Police said the raccoon is reportedly "alive and well" and was released into "a safer habitat."
Due to the location of the building and ongoing construction in downtown Kalamazoo, portions of East Michigan Avenue were reduced to one lane for about an hour during the rescue.
This isn't the first time police have helped save a raccoon in trouble. In June 2018, the world watched as a raccoon scaled the side of a 25-story tower in Minnesota. The animal made it to the roof and was captured in a live trap to later be released to safety.
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