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Errant animal saved by deputies

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Updated: 12/13/2013 4:57 pm
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Crews were able to rescue a raccoon Friday morning in Palm Coast after the animal got its leg wedged in a crepe myrtle tree.

Deputies say a 12-year-old boy was the one who originally alerted authorities about the problem. 

Deputy Bret Wood arrived on the scene and used a car jack from his patrol car to separate the branches far enough apart to free the animal’s leg.

“The raccoon then departed the area and appeared to be in good health,” Wood said.

No one was injured in the rescue, even though the raccoon became hostile after the rescue.

It is reported by officials that the raccoon looked back as if saying “thank you” to the rescuers as it fled the scene.

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LO61903 - 12/13/2013 5:14 PM
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Awwww poor little guy, he must have been scared to death. So thankful he was rescued. Thank you, officer!!
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