In a storage area, inside a garbage can, in a bedroom and under a porch ... Monroe Animal Control responded to a few calls involving wildlife occupying human spaces over the past week.
CVS pharmacy employees reported a raccoon inside the storage area of the 535 Monroe Turnpike store at 8:46 p.m. on Aug. 12.
Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said officers searched the space and could not find the raccoon at the time. However, CVS hired a nuisance wildlife control operator, who installed some traps and later captured and removed the animal without incident, according to the report.
There were no exposures and no testing for rabies was required, Risko said.
In another raccoon incident, two raccoons were removed from a garbage can on Melon Patch Lane on Aug. 13. The homeowner was given exclusion tips to keep raccoons out of the trash, according to Risko.
Bat in a Bedroom
A bat flew into a bedroom on Deerfield Lane when an infant was home at around 1:47 a.m. on Aug. 11. An officer caught the bat and released it outside without incident. Risko said there were no exposures and bat exclusion and home survey tips were provided.
An Opossum Down Under
A Partridge Drive woman is upset that an opossum is living under her porch, according to an animal report filed on Aug. 8.
If the opossum was sick or injured it could pose a health risk, causing Monroe Animal Control to intervene, but Risko said the opossum is healthy. So he said an officer discussed exclusion methods with the homeowner and gave her a referral to a wildlife control operator.