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A trapped woodchuck awaits help from Suffolk police, (Credit: James Carbone)

A trapped woodchuck awaits help from Suffolk police, who rescued the animal in Manorville. (July 21, 2013)

Rescue workers free woodchuck stuck in sewage grate

A Manorville family watched over a woodchuck stuck in a drainage grate in front of their home until rescue workers could free the furry animal, using a mixture of dish soap and olive oil.

Suffolk County police emergency service officers work to
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Suffolk County police emergency service officers work to rescue a trapped woodchuck in Manorville. (July. 21, 2013)

David Strimas, 24, watches over a woodchuck near
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David Strimas, 24, watches over a woodchuck near his home in Manorville that he and his father Robert Strimas discovered was trapped. The father and son gave the rodent water through a straw while Suffolk County Police emergency service officers were en route to the scene. (July. 21, 2013)

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Suffolk County police emergency service officers work on rescuing a trapped woodchuck in Manorville. They were able to loosen the animal's head by using dish washing detergent, which allowing it to free itself. (July 21, 2013)

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A trapped woodchuck awaits help from Suffolk police,
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A trapped woodchuck awaits help from Suffolk police, who rescued the animal in Manorville. (July 21, 2013)

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