Watch: Raccoon scares ‘living mess’ out of man throwing away trash

In the early morning hours, a man preparing to leave for work in Plano, Texas, stopped by the trashcan in the driveway to throw away garbage and got quite a fright when he opened the lid.

A Ring camera captured the surprising moment with the footage first showing raccoons rummaging in and around the trashcan. Something spooks the animals and they flee, leaving one of their own trapped in the trashcan.

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A little while later, the video cuts to the man closing the gate and heading to the trashcan to dispose of a cup. And, well, you can guess what happens next.

“As soon as I lifted the lid of the garbage can, a stowaway raccoon was waiting on me to free him,” the man told ViralHog. “It scared the living mess out of me, and I may have or may not have screamed just a little bit.”

The footage was captured on Oct. 31 but was just posted on ViralHog on Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of ViralHog.

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