Sunday afternoon I was hiding in my basement from the possibility of trees falling on my house while speaking on the cell phone with my daughter in Portland. I opened a door and held the phone out so she could hear the extraordinary sounds of the storm. At that second we heard three very large cracks! followed by by earth-shaking thuds. I expected they fell within feet of my house, it was so loud! The next day I found the downed trees and discovered one large hollow ash tree had fallen and trapped this little raccoon's tail between 2 long slabs of the exterior shell of the tree. The raccoon must have sheltered in the hollow for protection from the storm and it nearly became his crypt as he'd have died if we had not rescued him.
Raccoon trapped in fallen tree
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