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Man Dragging Roadkill Shot by Dog-Lover: Sheriff

Victim was planning to use dead raccoon for crab bait

(Newser) - Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state, the AP reports. Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams tells KOMO a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by... More »

75-Year-Old Attacked by Rabid Raccoon Strangles It

Cas Overton knew she couldn't get away from it

(Newser) - In 2012, a troop of Boy Scouts stoned a rabid beaver to death. Those upstate New York boys have nothing on Cas Overton, who strangled an attacking raccoon to death with her bare hands on Saturday afternoon. It's worth noting the Henrico County, Va., woman is 75 years old,... More »

Carpenter Fired for Setting Trapped Raccoon Free

'He was just a little baby' boss had trapped at job site

(Newser) - A carpenter has been fired for freeing a raccoon that had been trapped by exterminators at the San Francisco construction site where he worked. Todd Sutton says he came to work one morning in late February and saw the animal inside a trap. The builders had hired professional trappers to... More »

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