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Re: interesting visitor

Jesse is in Neosho today or she could advise you on how to do this
safely and from a distance. They are taking her step-daughter to spend a
week w/ her grandmother. Maybe she'll be able to check in on this
subject this evening. Doing the licensed wildlife rescue and rehab
thing, she's experienced at this stuff. (They have a pet raccoon named
Nora too)


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 13 Jul 2003 11:55:23 -0400

>A rabid raccoon attacked a neighbor's boy a couple of years ago. Then when
>the boy ran inside, it tried to attack through the patio door. When the
>boy's dog came to help, the dog was attacked and had to be destroyed.
>Raccoons are very fierce.
>Raccoons can also transmit rabies to their kits before they show symptoms.
>There is no *way I would feed raccoons with the incidence of rabies in much
>of this country.
>Daryl (And yes, I feel sorry for them, too.)
>> Watching that mama and babies leave with no luck last night was a sad
>> I'm thinking about getting a bag of cheap stuff for them, but fear I'll
>> regret the results.
>> So what do you all think?  Should I feed the raccoon family?
>> Kitty
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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