This raccoon spent 20 hours trapped in a hollow tree it had sheltered in while Sunday's storm raged around him. When the tree fell down his tail was trapped by splintered slabs of the trunk. My neighbor and I were able to rescue him the day after the tree fell.

Raccoon trapped in fallen tree

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.

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rick says ... on Monday, Mar 21 at 1:16 AM

How did you rescue him without him tearing you to shreds?

Jonathan says ... on Sunday, Mar 20 at 4:52 PM

Thank you for helping that raccoon!!!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 18 at 9:34 PM

Thanks for helping him!! :)

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Mar 18 at 2:33 PM

A Honey Badger would never let that happen.

margay1 says ... on Thursday, Mar 17 at 7:39 PM

Oh...poor lil guy... So glad you got him out OK! :-)

Kelly says ... on Thursday, Mar 17 at 12:17 PM

Poor little guy. So glad you found him!! says ... on Thursday, Mar 17 at 11:38 AM

And Rocky said " Doc, it's only A scratch and I'll be better as soon as I am able".

Anon says ... on Thursday, Mar 17 at 10:43 AM

So glad you helped him survive, poor little guy.

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