Raccoon with jar stuck on head finally comes down from Southfield telephone pole

Animal spends hours atop pole

Published On: Oct 10 2012 07:30:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2012 08:48:11 AM EDT

A raccoon who found himself in a tight spot with a jar atop a telephone pole in Southfield was rescued Wednesday morning.  

Local 4 cameras were rolling as neighbors in the area of Greenfield and 12 Mile roads stood watch for hours as the raccoon, which had its head stuck in a jar, hugged the pole and refused to come down.

Just after 6:30 a.m., neighbors called Local 4 to say the raccoon had finally come down and they had taken the jar off its head.