VIDEO: Wisconsin police officer removes peanut butter jar from raccoon's head

Updated: August 15, 2019 02:09 PM

A Wisconsin police officer responded to an unusual call early Thursday morning, and ended up helping a furry creature.

The La Crosse Police Department posted on social media that officer Adam Lange was dispatched to the area of Rose and Monitor streets to help a raccoon with a plastic jar stuck on its head.


A video released by the department showed Lange walking up to the wandering animal and pulling the peanut butter jar off its head before it runs away.

Lange's unusual incident report read as follows, according to the department: "Raccoon with a plastic peanut butter jar on its head. Approached the wild beast, took ahold of the jiffy jar, and released the animal from its plastic prison. Raccoon last seen headed southbound believed to be looking for grape jelly. No further follow up needed."

"This again shows the very unique situations our officers encounter during their daily patrols. Good work Officer Lange!" the department wrote in the post.

The department may referring to the officer as pet detective Lange, as the incident was already the second time this month he's responded to an animal-involved incident.

The officer also helped catch a loose iguana earlier this month.

You can see the video of Lange helping the raccoon the department released by clicking the video box above.

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