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Dear PoPville – Dealing with Raccoons?


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“Dear PoPville,

I let my cat, Fritz, out onto my back deck (and therefore the house’s backyard) a few times a week. (He is two years old, loves exploring outside, has all his claws, and is neutered.) Normally I worry that he’ll bring back a rat or some other nastiness, but so far he hasn’t had any encounters with other wildlife.

Until last week, when a huge raccoon came out from under our (second story) deck and backed Fritz into a corner. This guy was HUGE. Luckily, I was able to get my scared kitty back into the apartment and shoo off the raccoon with out any issues. We live two blocks south of the Columbia Heights metro, so I think he might have wandered over from Rock Creek Park. Have you seen any raccoons around? Am I supposed to do anything when I see Rocky again? Hopefully he’ll find his way back to the trees…”

Ah, the age old raccoon query has been plaguing PoPville since Apr. ’08. For those with pets – should the reader above be concerned?

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