More dispatches on the Shepherd Park message board about life with raccoons.
My neighbor and I captured 3 raccoons in a trap and released them about 5 miles or so in Rock Creek park.. There was a set of five that was noticed. We live on 1600 block of Roxanna Rd
I had a party Saturday evening (7900 block 13th St). We had lots of people talking, music, etc. in the house and backyard. My front door was open and glass screen door closed. I was at the front door talking with 3 other people when I saw a very large raccoon, on my front porch, looking into the house through the glass. I screamed and it ran. Not sure if it was rabid but it did not have a problem coming that close to humans that were making a lot of noise.