18/08/2016 5:44 PM AEST

Adorable Little Raccoon Rescued From Sewer Drain

All he needed was a helping paw... and some cooking grease.

A little raccoon found himself in big trouble on Wednesday, after getting his head stuck in a sewer drain at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts.

The local police department shared an image of the poor creature on Twitter:  

An animal control officer arrived on the scene, and with the help of a little cooking grease, the raccoon was freed.