by Jeff Davis
Despite gentrification, which actually seems to have salvaged large sections of our large cities although no one except wealthy liberal Democrats can afford to live in those neighborhoods, coons are returning to Harlem.
An article on CBS reports: “West Harlem residents say a posse of raccoons has taken over their neighborhoods and in some cases even broken into their homes. ‘These things think they live here and they actually walk in if you leave an opening,’ said resident Lauren Flanigan.”
Yes, well, we’ve heard that before about other undesirable invasive species.
The article notes “Pictures from residents showed a raccoon making itself comfortable on the patio of a West Harlem home, and even coming up to the door. And that raccoon was not alone, residents said. ‘They came in the kitchen, and they’re not that friendly, and they also pushed the window screens in,’ Flanigan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.”
Yes, coons are committing home invasions at an alarming rate.
“‘They climb over the fences to the next backyard and they keep going from backyard to backyard, so that’s why it’s not one homeowner’s problem. It’s everybody’s problem,’ Maria Freeman said. Residents complained that the raccoons wreak havoc in the streets daily, and believe they make the trek from Central Park. They want the city to do something because the problem is only getting worse.”
“‘These raccoons don’t behave normally. They’re out during the day time when they should be sleeping. ‘They are not afraid of humans. They’re aggressive,’ Flanigan said.”
We’ve been saying that for years.
The article continues “Residents are now asking the city to step in and pay for a trap-and-release service to get rid of the raccoons before mating season starts in January.”
“In a statement the city said they are ‘staunchly committed to addressing all constituent requests from New Yorkers across the five boroughs, including animal related complaints and inquiries.’”
Seems like a pity that raccoons can be trapped and relocated, but more dangerous species, that cause much more trouble, can’t be trapped and set loose some place where they won’t bother White people.