Friday, July 23, 2004

ANIMAL WORLD: Rabid Raccoon May Be on the Loose in Adams Morgan

Watch out for a rabid raccoon if you're in Adams Morgan. Though there is a little bit of a dispute over what exactly went on, neighborhood kids supposedly have been testing their luck in tormenting one of the creatures and now D.C. officials are trying to find anyone who has come into contact with the raccoon.

From The Washington Times:
About 10 D.C. Department of Health staffers began searching the 2500 block of 17th Street NW after learning that a group of children had lassoed a raccoon Tuesday night and were throwing rocks at the animal.

Please note that The Washington Times says this is all unfolding in Mount Pleasant, but if you look at the map, the 2500 block of 17th Street Northwest places this south of Columbia Road, and well within the bounds of Adams Morgan.

"Rabid raccoon sets off search" [The Washington Times]


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