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Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia

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.

Raccoon scales downtown Minnesota skyscraper, and yes, it is incredibly stressful

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.

Maine woman kills relentless rabid raccoon with bare hands

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

Fresh, wet snow perfect for tracking critters

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...

Unusual jobs: Curtis Buyser’s has lots of catches

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.