January 7, 2020
Hikers and dog walkers: there have been several reports in and around Stonington of raccoons that appear ill. One report came from Paffard Woods. The animals have not displayed any aggression and actually seem quite lethargic. Animal control was contacted over the weekend.
It is a good opportunity to remind people that wild animals can still be out and about during warm weather spells, even in the daytime. They are not necessarily sick but may be. Notice their behavior and ALWAYS keep your distance. This is also a reminder to keep your dogs on leash. It is the rule on Avalonia preserves, but most importantly it is for their safety, and yours as well in such situations.