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Wild Animal Trapped by Cheetos

A javelina, also known as a peccary or a skunk-pig, was found stuck inside a car. According to an Arizona Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a call and found the animal inside a Subaru wagon. According to local residents, the hatchback of the car had been left open overnight, and the javelina jumped inside in an attempt to eat a bag of Cheetos. Once inside, however, the hatch closed.

The sheriff’s office was sympathetic to the animal’s plight, according the agency’s statement. “Can you blame him? Who doesn’t love a midnight Cheeto snack?”

Unfortunately, the closing of the hatchback frightened the animal, and caused it to tear through part of the dashboard and passenger seat in an attempt to escape. It also inadvertently shifted the car into neutral, which then rolled down the driveway and into the street.

Upon arriving on the scene, the deputy released the animal, confirming that there were no injuries. Eventually, the agency issued a reminder to the general public. "As a reminder, if you’re in the Southwest, you probably already know it’s best not to feed javelina. Yes, it’s tempting, but when wild animals are fed by people it draws them into neighborhoods and can create unnecessary conflicts."

Possible Preaching Angle:

Temptation comes in different forms, but we must maintain self-awareness and trust God to lead us, otherwise we might lead ourselves into a trap.

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