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Sick Raccoons Could Threaten Pets

This fellow may look cute and even friendly, but Flagler County is experiencing an increase in sick raccoons countywide. .

FLAGLER COUNTY – Area animal control officials say they’ve seen an increase in sick raccoons being reported during the last two months. In fact, two sick raccoons were reported to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Dec. 22, according to  Agricultural Deputy Steve Williams.

While those cases occurred in different areas of Palm Coast, most of the recent rash of ill animals occurred in a small four-block area on the western part of the barrier island near the Intracoastal Waterway in Flagler Beach. But the incidents appear to be creeping into Palm Coast.

Experts advise do not approach raccoons at all, but especially if they appear to be ill or acting strangely. Instead call Flagler Animal Services or the Sheriff’s Office.

About Anne Heymen (72 Articles)
Retired after 49 years in major media publication, Anne spends her time as Contributing Editor to PluggedIn whenever her two cats allow her some time to herself.

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