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Considering the damaging – and in some cases, even fatal – effects of rabies, it was not surprising that when people in the city of Milton, W.Va., saw raccoons behaving weirdly, they involved the local police. But when officers caught two of them, they realized rather than rabid, the raccoons were drunk.
As a raccoon spent much of Tuesday climbing a 25-story skyscraper in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, the world watched, terrified that this suspense story would end in a tragic plummet. (It didn’t.)
A raccoon that became an internet sensation by scaling a 25-story office tower in downtown St. Paul was safely trapped Wednesday and released back into the wild.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un captivated the world on Tuesday morning with a historic summit that seemed to lower the prospect of a devastating global war. Not long after, a Minnesota raccoon captured some of the attention and seemed to raise the prospect of a collective national heart attack.
A western Washington state court judge has rejected a family’s request to return their pet raccoon named Mae.
Although other alternatives would be recommended if possible, a 21-year-old Maine woman took on an attacking raccoon, which turned out to be rabid, and drown it with her bare hands. “Imagine the Tasmanian devil,” she said. “It was terrifying.” Have you ever encountered a raccoon? CH
Health officials say a King County toddler may have contracted a rare disease linked to microscopic roundworm eggs found in raccoon droppings.
WILDLIFE WATCHING -- I was late into the office this morning, delayed by urgent messages from a variety of critters. Last night's light, wet snow created a fresh page for wildlife to tell the stories of their early-morning lives for trackers to read. Conditions are...
When Curtis Buyser tells someone what he does for a living, he also knows what that person’s first question is likely to be. “They always ask how many times I’ve been sprayed,” Buyser said.