BROOKLYN IS RACING WITH TORONTO TO BECOME THE ‘RACCOON CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA’

RACCOONS3This winter TORONTO’s raccoons are fatter than ever. Temperatures have gone way up and hibernation has become a non-starter for these cute, noisy, garbage-loving creatures of the night.

RACCOONS1    BROOKLYN, New York has long been another favourite raccoon haunt. Brooklynites are realizing they can’t get rid of them without breaking the law.  They’ve moved in and they’re here to stay.

RACCOONS5A couple of choice New York City-type quotations above and below from Wendy Hooker, a South Park homeowner. Ms. Hooker first spotted a raccoon 11 years ago while brushing her teeth.

RACCOONS6Now – as in Toronto – the Common Raccoon has joined Brooklyn’s trendy urban scene.

RACCOONS2“Let’s eat!”

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