TAMPA (CBSNewYork) — This raccoon definitely wanted a good view of the New York Yankees at their Spring Training home.

Chad Jennings of The Journal News captured a strange scene at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa where a raccoon climbed to the top of the protective netting behind home plate.

Using an aerial lift, a stadium worker got face-to-face with the raccoon, using a stick to continually poke at the animal.

(credit: Matthew Stucko)

(credit: Matthew Stucko)

After a long battle, the raccoon got knocked to the ground, but was okay.

The critter eventually scampered away.

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