ZION, Ill. (NBC) — A raccoon in Illinois had obviously been doing a little too much dumpster diving, and definitely paid the price for overeating.

The chubby creature recently got stuck in a sewer grate in a suburban Chicago neighborhood.

Police in Zion, Illinois, quickly came to its rescue, but it wouldn't budge from the grasp of the grate.

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Reinforcements from the public works department were called in and the predicament was eventually resolved.

True heroes for sure.

Police said their furry friend "was no worse for the wear."