“I just want to warn you that they’re out there,” the ominous flyer in Richmond, B.C., reads. The ‘they’ is a population of aggressive raccoons that has so far attacked three domestic cats in Richmond, B.C., over the past two weeks, CBC News reported. Wendy Thibeault said she awoke last Saturday morning to a rumble outside her home, where she found a raccoon “tumbling” with her captured 17-year-old feline friend, Kokanee. Ms. Thibeault said she picked up a coiled hose and sprayed the predator, which had a back-up partner hiding under a vehicle nearby, but to no avail. The hissing raccoon made off with her cat, prompting the family to post the flyer and warn other pet-owners in their neighbourhood. Should the raccoons return, her husband, Richard, said he will use a hockey stick to “try to defeat the enemy.” Read more.
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