Most of Monroe Animal Control's calls over the past week involved barking and roaming dog complaints. Here's the rest:
An Opossum in Hiding
An opossum sighting was reported on Monroe Turnpike at around 11:32 a.m. on Dec. 5. A witness told an animal control officer that the animal hid under a car, until people left the area. Watching from a distance, the officer saw the opossum crawl out from under the car and it appeared normal and healthy, according to the report.
Animals Fighting in the Woods
An Oak Ridge Road man reported hearing animals fighting in the woods at 5:48 p.m. on Dec. 4. An officer searched the area, but was unable to locate the source of the noise.
Name That Spider
A Blanket Meadow Road resident texted the photo of a spider seen on the resident's property to Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko asking him to identify it on Dec. 3. (Photo included with this article)
Risko believes it could be a Funnel-Web Grass Spider.
A Bat in the Attic
An Admiral Drive resident reported a bat in the attic on Dec. 4.
Stray Cat Injured
A Ripton Ridge Road resident who has been feeding a stray cat told Monroe Animal Control Nov. 30 that the animal has an injury of an unknown origin. Police believe it was caused by a scratch or a bite.
An officer issued a Rabies Protocol Advisory and told the homeowner to take the cat to a veterinarian for treatment of the wound, keep the cat in strict confinement for six months (because its vaccination status is unknown), then vaccinate it immediately.
A Generous Donation
Monroe Animal Control expresses its gratitude to the Slingo family for its donation of 16 pounds of dry dog food on Dec. 2.
Raccoon Hit By Car
An officer collected the carcass of a 25-pound female raccoon Dec. 4 after it had been struck by a vehicle in the 500-block of Elm Street.