Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Raccoon Paradise Lost

The Chicago Tribune has a story headlined: Livin' is easy for raccoons along lakefront

It turns out they have moved into our lakefront park areas in a big way. And living was easy. Except that the parks agency hired someone to trap the raccoons, because raccoons can carry a roundworm that can be deadly to humans.

And here's the really bad news for raccoons:
Under state law, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires that raccoons be euthanized...
Bold and masked,
they came unasked,
but they picked the wrong spot
to trot.

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