Raccoons

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

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

By - 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.

By - 5/8/16 - 10:32 pm
Raccoon in the Fenway

Vasant Marur didn't realize the Fenway had raccoons - until tonight, when he spotted one behind a building on Queensberry.

By - 2/3/16 - 10:40 pm
Raccoons in Allston

John reports he looked out on his Comm. Ave. porch (near Fordham) tonight and saw these two bandits. His third-floor porch.

By - 8/23/15 - 10:15 pm

A South End citizen pleads with the city for help with raccoons at Shawmut Avenue and Haven Street:

Family of raccoons living in our neighbor's garden, our fire escape, and our upstairs neighbor's roof deck.

By - 7/13/15 - 8:22 pm

Toronto made the news last week when residents swiftly put together a memorial to a raccoon that died and then just sat there for hours as the city ignored repeated requests to pick it up.

At 10:20 this morning, a concerned citizen reported a "big dead raccoon" at Fayette Street and Marginal Road in Bay Village. The city reported the raccoon picked up at 1:15 p.m.

By - 7/10/15 - 11:32 pm

We've noticed that there is a family of raccoons living in our next door neighbor's attic. They have been seen during daytime although most frequently are out at dusk and night.

There is a major language gap between us and our neighbors, and attempts to discuss it don't really register. Given the state of their house it's quite possible they don't have the means to fix the gaping hole in their eaves from which these raccoons emerge. They keep to themselves and we really only see them when they shovel snow late at night.

I don't typically involve myself in other people's business, but we have a dog and two kids who I honestly don't feel that safe about leaving outside at dusk.

Is this an animal control issue? Is it up to the home owner to remedy the situation? Someone who knows more about the city ordinances and departments who handle this stuff have an idea here?

By - 1/12/15 - 5:11 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports a resident called 911 to report a "30 to 40 pound" raccoon stole into her house by way of the water heater. Sadly, Wicked Local Brookline does not tell us what happened next, because that's a story we'd read to the end.

By - 12/29/14 - 5:51 pm
Raccoon in a Framingham chimney

The Animal Rescue League reports one of its technicians went on a call to Framingham today:

This raccoon in Framingham found its way into a chimney and all the way down to the base next to the fireplace.

By - 9/18/13 - 5:33 pm

An unamused citizen reports on the grisly scene on Guild Street in Roxbury:

Raccoon corpse in road. Evidence suggests victim died as result of blunt trauma via bludgeoning with board. Please send medical examiner, photog, latent prints, crime lab team, and person with a shovel.

Complete with a photo of said deceased boarded animal.

City marks case closed, says carcass was picked up. No word on Professor Plum's whereabouts.

By - 7/23/13 - 10:51 am

Raccoon in gratePhoto by Waltham PD.

The Waltham Police Department reports cops, firefighters and the city animal control officer were able to rescue a young raccoon found, as you can see, with its head stuck in a storm grate yesterday. Found at Chestnut and Lowell streets by PRG, who reported it on Twitter.

This morning, Rocky was taking a nap.

By - 2/14/13 - 11:29 am

The MBTA's released this video of a raccoon attempting to get down to the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing on Jan. 20 by way of the up escalator.

He's a little hard to see, but after the startled guy flees, look at :23, 1:05 and 1:28 for the best views.

T spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports animal control took the masked intruder away before Transit Police could issue a citation for fare evasion.