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Raccoon rumpus
24th September 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

An unexpected family entered a man’s living room – through the ceiling.

The family of raccoons caused mayhem. The mother had been nesting with her five babies in the loft of the house in Michigan, USA, when the plaster gave away and they landed on the sofa.

But the animal got angry and bit through a fire fighter’s glove as he was trying to catch her, says the Metro.

Along with the fire fighters, police chased the animal around the home with a dog-catcher pole. The mum was eventually caught and put in a cage, while her offspring were small enough to be put into a plastic tub. All six were safely released into the wild.