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A Raccoon Came Out of a Drain Pipe

Wildlife in Crisis has seen an increase in rabid raccoons this season.

A Hattertown Road man told Monroe Animal Control that a raccoon came out of a drainage pipe and started walking around his house at around 12:54 p.m. on Feb. 4. Police said the homeowner frightened the animal, which scurried back into the drainage pipe.

An officer searched the area, but could not find the raccoon. Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said there were no exposures and no testing was required.

Wildlife in Crisis, a wildlife rehabilitator in Weston, later reported having seen an increase in rabid raccoons this season and recommended using common cautions when dealing with a raccoon, according to Risko.

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