City officials in the Riverside neighborhood of Chicago have announced warnings of distemper outbreak in the area’s raccoon population - and the hazards posed to residents, as well as non-vaccinated pets.
I’ve always been personally fascinated with the adaptability of fur bearers such as skunks and raccoons. In the aftermath of the raccoon’s “great migration” to man’s urban meccas, it’s almost hard to believe they ever inhabited the wildernesses of rural America at all - man was once a rural beast as well.
Video: An “Eagle Cam” overlooking a bald eagle nest in Southwest Washington DC records as a raccoon raids the nest and consumes eggs.
With photo sharing and trail cameras expanding rapidly amongst society, we are able to capture, document, and share amazing findings almost instantly. With the amazing, also comes the macabre. As is the situation with the discovery of a raccoon and coyote discovered in the forests of West Virginia this week.
Its painfully obvious not everyone in San Francisco is “on board” with the city’s recent ridiculous ban on fur garments. A McDonald’s chain restaurant became the center of attention after a man entered the establishment with a dead raccoon.