PALM COAST, Fla. -- Some pesky raccoons are keeping sheriff’s deputies busy in one north Florida community.
Over the past two weeks, Flagler County deputies have responded to seven raccoon-related calls, including one that was “hissing and jumping” at school children at a bus stop.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports deputies killed the raccoon on May 31. It is being held in a freezer at the Flagler Humane Society for testing.
Two other raccoons exhibiting symptoms of either rabies or distemper were “put down in a humane fashion” by authorities.
The newspaper reports another raccoon was killed by someone using a crossbow on June 5.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say it’s not illegal to kill a raccoon on private property. They urge residents to let professionals take care of raccoons.