Of course the neighbours needed an explanation.
Then I learned that coons had already been banished from two houses on the street. This could be one of the same.
It occurred to me that if the first neighbour had simply shoot the animal or sent it to a faraway forest, I wouldn’t be having this problem. But most of us on the street are law-abiding citizens and according to the laws of the land it is illegal to shoot a raccoon and it also illegal to move a coon more than a few blocks from it’s natural surroundings.
Of course these laws make sense. What would we do without raccoons in our cities? And if they were sent back to the forest they would surely die fighting a territorial war. Raccoons have rights.
(to be continued)