Raccoon rescued from Denny's dumpster


    Wildlife control agent Rich Burton releases a racoon on Tuesday afternoon at the Durham boat launch pull off that had been stuck underneath a dumpster at Denny's restaurant in Auburn. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal)

    AUBURN (WGME) -- A 20-pound raccoon has been rescued, after it got stuck beneath a dumpster in Auburn on Tuesday.

    Rich Burton, a state animal welfare agent who came to the rescue, shared images with CBS 13 of the animal trapped outside a Denny's restaurant.

    The animal wedged itself under the dumpster, trying to avoid capture.

    Burton, using a jack to lift the dumpster, eventually got the raccoon out and into a cage, but it put up a fight, with Burton getting scratched.

    The animal didn't appear to be rabid, and was released at the Durham boat launch.

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