Raccoon found safe and well after daring escape

An escaped raccoon has been found five weeks after her escape from the Tropiquaria wildlife park in Somerset.

Missy the raccoon (not pictured) escaped from her Somerset enclosure after the ground softened due to flooding
Missy the raccoon (not pictured) escaped from her Somerset enclosure after the ground softened due to flooding Credit: C3587 Ronald Wittek/DPA/Press Association Images

The 18-month-old raccoon, named Missy, had burrowed out of her enclosure after the ground softened due to flooding.

She was discovered sleeping in a disused building behind the Tropiquaria enclosure, and could only be tempted back into her cage by her favourite dog biscuits.

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