Racoon Rescue! In many residential areas raccoons are considered pests. But when a baby raccoon got caught in a Dearborn Heights sewer grate, city workers sprang into action to save the animal. Department of Public Works Director Bill Zimmer was in his front yard late Wednesday morning when he noticed the critter. It was stuck head-first in the centre of a large iron sewer grate after climbing out of a storm drain along Ecorse Creek. Luckily, this animals tale had a happy ending. Once cleaned, watered and cooled down, the unharmed raccoon was set free in a nearby wooded area to enjoy the rest of the days heat wave in a familiar but cooler habitat, said Dearborn Heights Emergency Manager Robert Ankrapp. Dearborn Heights, USA.