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By adamg - 7/10/22 - 9:39 pm
Raccoon family skulking around Charlestown

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a family of raccoons roaming the neighborhood (with a note that there are two more raccoons not shown in the photo):

Came in and out of alley way and then moved forward to Hill Street & Cook Street Court.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 10:48 am
Roof raccoon in the South End

A shocked resident of East Concord Street in the South End filed a 311 complaint about what he or she saw when looking out from their flat Saturday night:

Big Raccoon on roof spotted from building across the alley.

By adamg - 7/23/21 - 12:55 pm
A raccoon in a Kendall Square wall

Ama Wild has been getting up early to video the raccoons of Kendall Square, including this one, who seems to have taken up residence in a wall: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 9:39 am
Raccoons in the trash

Patrick Roath reports a pair of junior trash pandas found themselves some good eatin' sometime overnight in JP's Pondside neighborhood, then couldn't get out - at least not without a helping hand.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 9:32 pm
Raccoon being rescued from the top of a light fixture on the turnpike

Ari Herzog could only watch in amazement this evening as Newton firefighters used a ladder truck, a thin lasso and a box to rescue a raccoon that had somehow survived crossing the turnpike and then climbed up the top of a light fixture sprouting from the Jersey barriers that separate the two sides of the highway.

Video: Read more.

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By adamg - 4/4/21 - 5:49 pm
Raccoon asleep on a Jamaica Plain porch

Andrea Pakula snapped the raccoon taking a nap on her Jamaica Plain deck this afternoon.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 1:35 pm
Two raccoons

A citizen files a 311 complaint about a pair of raccoons in a tree off Pond Street in Jamaica Plain, although it's unclear if the resident is really complaining or just admiring them: Read more.

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.

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.

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