Big Boerum Hill Raccoon on State Street
We have seen many raccoons sauntering around Brooklyn, but we're always amused by tales of raccoon sightings and reactions to them. This email comes from the Boerum Hill group on Yahoo:
I saw a large raccoon last night, proceeding calmly down the south side of State between Smith and Hoyt, going up and down each stoop and investigating each area, while keeping casually ahead of me and out of my way. It was a little alarming to see such a large feral creature in our front yards and to wonder where it lived, if it had a family, etc. Has anyone else seen raccoons around lately, or know how common they are in our neighborhood? I would greatly prefer, for its sake and ours, that it lived in a less urban setting.Let's just say that they're around, in general.