The 2013 winners of Brookfield Zoo's Boo at the Zoo! Halloween Costume Contest for Sunday, Oct. 20 included an owl (left to right), popcorn with butter, Count Dracula, a raccoon in a a garbage can, a family dressed as The Simpsons, a fireman and a waste management truck and recycling bin.
A Chicago man is accused of buying and selling wildlife in Starke County for use as food in restaurants in Chicago.
PORTAGE | Raccoons got the better of a Portage man early Wednesday morning and it landed him in jail.
This time it’s about the raccoons. Last time it was about the raccoons, too. Also the time before that.
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HOBART | Building official Mike Hannigan had only good things to report about cleanup of an abandoned house at 1230 Fleming St. that was overrun by raccoons.
HOBART | Two city salt spreaders that were not sold at an auction will be traded in exchange for services not cash, the Board of Works agreed.
VALPARAISO | Two raccoons were trapped Thursday on the city’s west side – but one lacked the familiar mask-like markings most of the often-pesky rodents wear.
An albino raccoon, left, was trapped along with a normal raccoon on Thursday, on the west side of Valparaiso. The animals, which were considered a nuisance, were released in another location.
An albino raccoon was trapped Thursday by Bob Ford, who is licensed by the state to remove nuisance wildlife. The animal was trapped in Valparaiso and will be relocated.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The heat had Monday's visitors to the Porter County Fair dropping like overheated humans.
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It was very upsetting reading Ellen Margraff's recent letter to the editor concerning the young raccoon that was caught in a trap on her neighbor's porch.
The house next door to us is up for sale, so no one is living there. On a recent Sunday night, we heard terrible screaming like a child in pain, so I called 911. No help.
PULASKI COUNTY | Police on Sunday uncovered more than $3.6 million worth of marijuana and more than 30 untanned raccoon hides and carcasses while searching a home in rural Pulaski County.
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