All curled up and extremely frightened, this healthy little
raccoon was trapped by a District resident.Because he showed no signs of injury, rabies
or other contagious viruses, Animal Care & Control Officer Woolverton
released him safely back to the wild. He scampered off, happy to be free.
- Purchase trashcans made to keep wildlife from getting inside.
- Secure the lids with bungee cords, rope tie-downs, or weights.
- Take cans to the curb on the day on the day of trash pick-up rather than the night before.
- Keep cans inside a shed or garage.
- Freeze smelly food items, such as fish, between pick-ups.