North Sarasota Raccoon Removal [News Blog] Hillsborough County Woman attacked by Raccoon

TAMPA (FOX 13) – A Hillsborough County woman has a mangled right leg — and three weeks’ worth of rabies shots ahead of her — after being mauled by a raccoon.

Gabrielle Luig says she had to punch the raccoon to get it to stop biting her, and then it even chased her back to the house.   She’s telling her story as a warning to her neighbors in Citrus Park because the raccoon is still out there.

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Luig says the county told her it can’t go looking for the raccoon because it would be impossible to single it out from other raccoons. But she says they should at least search her neighborhood because this animal is clearly rabid and attacked her for no reason.

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Fruitville Raccoon Removal [News Blog] ‘Throttle’ the raccoon rescued from under hood of vehicle

By  | hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group

‘Throttle’ the baby raccoon rescued Friday morning by Emeryville police, gets fed at the Berkeley Animal Shelter (photo courtesy of Berkeley Animal Shelter).  Read more Fruitville Raccoon Removal [News Blog] ‘Throttle’ the raccoon rescued from under hood of vehicle

Bee Ridge Raccoon Removal [News Blog] How distemper spreads and what your pet needs to be protected

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The behavior of some raccoons in the area have people concerned about their own pets. You’ve seen the photos circulating the national and international news — raccoons on their hind legs, teeth bared.

Earlier this week, the strange raccoons tested positive for a disease called distemper.

Humans and cats can’t get it, but your dog might be at risk. It can spread through the air and by direct or indirect contact with an infected animal.

Dogs join a list of several animals that can be infected, including foxes, wolves, skunks, coyotes and yes — raccoons.

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Raccoon apparently with distemper. Photo Cred: Wash Post

Symptoms include high fever, discharge from the nose and eyes, loss of appetite and sluggishness. When it gets bad enough, your dog could suffer from diarrhea and vomiting. At that point, your pet is very sick.

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Bee Ridge Raccoon Removal [News Blog] “Virginia Beach sees “Drastic Increase” in Rabid Raccoon cases, Prompting Warning”

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Mom and baby raccoon nestled in a tree to sleep the day away at First Landing State Park. Photo Cred: June McDaniels | For The Virginian-Pilot

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The Net is Delighted With Raccoon Riding a Bike [News Blog] Raccoon Trapping and Removal Sarasota

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This raccoon will conquer you. Thinking about the raccoons, most of us think pesky creatures that just make you go through the bags of garbage and filth. But Melanie (Melanie) puts an end to these offensive misconceptions, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph. Read more The Net is Delighted With Raccoon Riding a Bike [News Blog] Raccoon Trapping and Removal Sarasota

Bradenton Raccoon Removal [News Blog] Reports of Zombie like Raccoons puzzle Police in Ohio

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WKBN) – Youngstown police were busy this weekend fighting crime — and raccoons. Several scared homeowners called, saying the animals were in their yards, acting strangely. Police said it didn’t seem like rabies was the cause.

In the past couple of weeks, Youngstown police have responded to over a dozen of these raccoon calls — all of them with reports of the same strange, zombie-like behavior. The majority of the calls happened in the daytime, too, even though raccoons are nocturnal. Read more Bradenton Raccoon Removal [News Blog] Reports of Zombie like Raccoons puzzle Police in Ohio

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Dogs Bitten by Rabid Raccoon–

By Debbie Gilbert – White County News

In what has become a familiar scenario, a rabid raccoon attacked a dog on Monday, March 19, making it the third confirmed case of rabies in White County this year.

Then on Thursday, March 22, another dog was bitten by a rabid raccoon in the same area of the county, raising the 2018 total of rabies cases to four.

Sean Sullivan, the county’s environmental health manager, said the March 19 incident happened on Frank Black Road, which is northeast of Asbestos Road. The attack involved the family’s pet beagle.

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Dog Stops Rabid Raccoon from Chasing Kids [News blog]

Raccoon Staring Outdoor on a Wooden Fence (Getty Images/Stock photo)

By: Jason Ruiter  Orlando Sentinel

Elvin Rodriguez’s 9- and 10-year-old sons were playing basketball at dusk on the driveway at their Tavares home when a nocturnal creature slipped through the fence.

After the raccoon started chasing the boys, the family’s dog, a 6-year-old boxer named Macho, came to their defense.

“I think he [Macho] knew, I think he heard the kids yelling and carrying on and he just jumped right in,” Rodriguez, 34, a Lake County Jail correctional officer, said Wednesday. Macho fought with the raccoon before Rodriguez, who grabbed his personal handgun, was “able to call him off” from the battle that left the dog with scratches around his eyes and ears. “Then it stopped for a minute, and hissed, and I was able to shoot it.”

The raccoon tested positive for rabies after the March 13 encounter, marking the fourth time in seven months a rabid animal has threatened Lake County residents.

“It didn’t sink in until afterwards; I was just trying to make sure the kids were OK,” Rodriguez said. “It [rabies] can be very serious.”

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 In January, a 6-year-old boy died after exposure to a rabid bat south of Umatilla. Two weeks after he reported the “scratch” to his parents, he told them he couldn’t feel his fingers. Then his arms began to twitch and flail wildly before a severe headache set in that sent Ryker Roque, a rambunctious boy, into a coma. He died Jan. 14 at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

In September, a 74-year-old Clermont man was wearing flip-flops and shorts, picking up fallen branches outside his home near Lake Minneola, when a rabid fox lunged at him. He beat it off with his iPhone, dazing it, before fatally shooting it with a .22-caliber pellet rifle. And last month, another rabid raccoon was reported to be in Fruitland Park, according to the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.

“Rabies is a potentially fatal disease. It is important not to handle wild animals, to be aware of unusual acting animals and to keep pets vaccinated against rabies,” department administrator Aaron Kissler said.

Macho is now quarantined in the kennel on Rodriguez’s property until April 27. Read more Dog Stops Rabid Raccoon from Chasing Kids [News blog]

Dangers and Repercussions of DIY Wildlife Control Solutions

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A vent entry point that a client attempted to seal.

Unfortunately, after the momma raccoon left one day, this homeowner thought he would solve the issue of re-entry. What you are seeing here is a roof vent that the mama raccoon gained entry through originally. So, you may ask…. what’s the problem? Was there any harm done? Well, the little baby raccoons that were still inside the home think so! If you are a homeowner, please do not get involved or in the way of what a professional trapper is doing!

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