Wild Chicago


Walking over to Erica’s house this week, I ran into this raccoon in Andersonville. (I mapquested it this week — it’s 1.65 miles from my place to Erica’s. Soon I will have walked 500 miles just to be the man that falls down at her door.) It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen a raccoon in Chicago, but according to the DNR, they are more common in the Chicago area than in any other part of the state. A word to the wise: watch out for Raccoon Roundworm Encephalitis. Oh wait, you have to eat dirt or bark that has raccoon feces on it? Never mind then (unless you eat a lot of dirt or bark).

1 Comment so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on November 24th, 2004 @ 8:23 pm

    raccoons are around every night at my parents’ place in the suburbs, always getting in the trash. i’d say they’re a lot more common there.

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