RACCOONS IN THE NEWS: Saskatoon Raccoon

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In Saskatoon, Canada, there is a legal battle brewing the likes of which hasn’t been seen since a couple of years ago here in the United States.  A couple that took in a pair of baby raccoon almost a year and a half ago, after they were seemingly abandoned by their mother, tried to register the surviving pet with the local government.  Unfortunately, as with many places, it’s illegal to own a raccoon as a pet for the understandable reason that they aren’t domesticated and can pose a threat to human health.  This couple, the Hooks, has since evacuated the area for fear the government might try to confiscate the animal and is filing for an exemption from the rule.  I wish them the best of luck, but caution them to be careful of the company they keep.

Source: The Toronto Star

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