Footage shows the moment the seemingly unimpressed racoon was rescued by a volunteer from a local animal rescue organisation, who used a snare pole to secure and carry it.
Rescuer Frankie Floridia said: “He barely had any time left, especially with the rain coming. With the rising tide, it would have consumed him. He would have been finished.”
Mr Florida then safely returned the animal to the wild.
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