WOODHAVEN (WABC) -- A raccoon trapped for several hours on top of a light pole in Queens was rescued Tuesday.
Police and firefighters responded to a 911 call at 3:18 p.m. at Woodhaven Blvd. and 95th Street in Ozone Park.
Witnesses said the raccoon first climbed the pole at about 10 a.m.
Firefighters held out a pole with a hoop attached to it, and managed to pull the raccoon off the pole at about 4:10.
Animal control officers were on the scene to take the raccoon to safety.
One lane was closed northbound on Woodhaven Boulevard with emergency vehicles while the rescue was underway.
Raccoon rescued after being trapped on top of light pole in Queens