Dumpster-diving raccoons rescued in Connecticut

June 27 (UPI) — Animal Control officers in Connecticut responded to a restaurant dumpster where they rescued a trapped mother raccoon and her three babies.

West Hartford Animal Control said a delivery person called Tuesday to report the family of dumpster-diving trash pandas appeared to be unable to climb out of the garbage receptacle without assistance.

Animal Control officers responded and placed a wooden pallet inside the dumpster in such a way that allowed the raccoons to climb out.

The mother and her babies were last seen walking off to “find a quiet place to sleep off their full stomachs.”

Animal Control urged local business owners to keep their dumpsters closed to prevent “food loving critters from getting trapped inside.”