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By adamg - 10/16/20 - 9:17 pm

Arlington officials say a raccoon they believe bit and scratched a young child on Fountain Road Wednesday afternoon has tested positive for rabies. Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 7:59 pm

From Jamaica Plain to Cambridge, rascally raccoons are showing us whom local houses really belong to: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 10:51 am
Raccoon in a tree in Charlestown

A worried citizen files a 311 complaint about some toonie raccoons in Charlestown.

Are racoons in city normal?? Came to take dog out and came across 5 raccoons. I think I scared them and they hid in tree before going into brush on nanny goat hill.

By adamg - 6/15/20 - 9:13 am

It wasn't just the loud people smoking up the neighborhood with their grills that annoyed one concerned citizen on Chiswick Road in Brighton. In a 311 report, we also learn that the other night there were also: Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

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By adamg - 9/22/19 - 8:53 pm
Raccoon coming out of sewer in Jamaica Plain

Michael Spicher reports a Stephen King experience in Jamaica Plain this evening.

We were walking in JP and I looked down and saw a raccoon peering at me from the sewer. We walked further away and waited, and it emerged.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 11:04 pm

The Swellesley Report reports, adds, the raccoon was a nursing mother, which means the drowning consigned some young raccoons to death as well.

By adamg - 6/8/19 - 11:09 pm
Raccoon in the trash in alley off Marlborough Street

A concerned citizen captured a raccoon getting all trash-panda-y in Public Alley 429 off Marlborough Street behind Comm. Ave. tonight and filed a 311 report to request prompt city action.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 9:08 pm
Raccoon on Fenway balcony

Ryan Hatcher came home from work and went upstairs in his Fenway building to enjoy the sunset from a west-facing seat this evening, but found somebody had beaten him to it.

By adamg - 4/25/19 - 6:12 pm
Raccoon on Mission Hill

Mary Ellen spotted this bandit on Mission Hill this morning.

By adamg - 4/6/19 - 8:47 am

At 1:03 this morning, a concerned South End citizen filed a 311 complaint:

Cat up tree. Was fighting with something and ran up tree. 1255 am sat. Tree in front of 149 Worcester st. 02118

But before a 311 operator could break out the old joke about cat skeletons in trees, the concerned citizen filed an update at 1:35 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/18 - 11:12 pm
Roof raccoon

A concerned citizen asks the city to do something about a roofy raccoon on Temple Street in Mattapan.

By adamg - 7/3/18 - 1:16 pm
Raccoon stuck on a traffic sign in Dedham

Dedham Police report town Animal Control Officer Jayson Tracy was able to rescue this young raccoon from the top of the sign pole at one local intersection and set it free.

By adamg - 6/5/18 - 8:40 pm

Watertown News reports on three raccoon attacks in the city - including one aimed at a man who'd been enjoying a coffee on his deck.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 5:45 pm

Allison Mahler reports from Watertown:

There is rabid raccoon on the outbound Charles river path near the Perkins School for the Blind. A jogger was attacked luckily no skin was broken.

By adamg - 5/9/18 - 9:37 am
Raccoon shuts off the lights at Saugus plant

Normally lit Saugus plant in the dark after power is shut off Monday night.

A Saugus facility that generates electricity by burning trash automatically stopped making power Monday night when a raccoon met its end by climbing onto some high-voltage equipment. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/17 - 5:05 pm
Raccoon at a puddle in East Boston shipyard

Eastie Strong spotted this raccoon just admiring his reflection in a puddle at the East Boston shipyard today - or maybe he was paralyzed in fear thinking he was about to be drowned, like his cousin up in Maine.

By adamg - 1/29/17 - 11:38 am
Fornicating raccoons

It's not quite dogs and cats laying together, but a disgruntled South Boston citizen has had quite enough of fornicating raccoons on East 7 Street:

Raccoons mating. Need to be removed! Saw them last night on my deck and this morning they are abusing my neighbors pool.

H/t roving UHub 311 reader onelith.

By adamg - 1/26/17 - 5:37 pm

Titanium Cranium wisely did not get in his way this afternoon on D Street:

By adamg - 1/15/17 - 5:06 pm
Two raccoons in abandoned East Boston building

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint:

There are at least 2 raccoons living in the condemned building at the corner of Maverick and Orleans. They are creating quite a ruckus in the early morning hours. This is on the back side of the building.

Earlier:
Sweet Jesus, that's a lot of raccoons.

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