GREENWICH (Gloucester) — An Atlantic City Electric crew rescued a raccoon with its head stuck in a glass jar on Wednesday.

The utility was notified by residents who spotted the raccoon at the top of a utility pole, according to ACE spokesman Frank Tedesco, who said the crew "quickly and safely removed the animal from the utility pole, freed it from the jar and returned our furry friend to its natural habitat."

John Bergmann, executive director of the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, suspects the raccoon got his head stuck in the jar before climbing up the utility pole.

"He was shook up and because he couldn't get this jar off his head got scared and went to the nearest thing to him and went straight up."

Raccoons are always climbing, according to Bergmann , who said they hollow out trees to make nests.

"They climb up chimneys, they climb up to into attics."


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