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I Brake for Raccoons

July 25, 2011

The other evening, I was driving down Clarendon Avenue. It was soon after dark. Right in front of Clarendon Elementary, a small animal darted across the road, fetching up against the chain-link fence that runs down the median there.

“Darn cat!” I said, stomping on my brakes. But it wasn’t a cat, it was a raccoon, and a second one already huddled against the fence on the median.

I presume this time, the two critters got across safely, either around the fence or over it.

I wonder, though, couldn’t the City make some small gaps under the fence in the interests of safety for the animals living in our neighborhood?

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