Captain Packrat (captpackrat) wrote,
Captain Packrat
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Voting & dead raccoons

The US Postal Service managed to avoid getting me my absentee ballot in time, and I really didn't feel like driving 3000 miles round trip to California just to cast a ballot, so for the first time in 15 years, I haven't voted. I'm really rather annoyed about it.

There's a dead raccoon in the driveway. It's too far from the road to have been a traffic fatality (it's a good 1000 feet/325 meters to the road), and I don't see any marks or blood, so it probably wasn't killed by a hunter or another animal. It also doesn't look too old, though I'm really not all that familiar with Procyon geriatrics. That means it was probably sick, which will make removal all the more fun.

What are we supposed to do with a dead raccoon? Use a shovel and toss it in the garbage? Bury it? Burn it? Toss it in the woods for the scavengers? I know with dead birds, you're supposed to call animal control so they can test for West Nile and stuff; do they want dead coons for testing purposes?
Tags: animals, politics
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