Officials in North Dakota's largest city say they're on alert for raccoons wandering into residential neighborhoods.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Officials in North Dakota's largest city say they're on alert for raccoons wandering into residential neighborhoods.
Fargo Police Sergeant Ryan Dorrheim says there have been about eight calls in the last two weeks from residents who have spotted raccoons within the city limits.
Dorrheim says two of the critters were euthanized because they were acting disoriented or appeared to be sick.
Officials say the increase in roving raccoons could be due to lack of food, low water levels, or just plain curiosity.
North Dakota Game and Fish spokesman Doug Leier says even though the raccoons ``may look cute and funny,'' they can be carry rabies, mites and ticks.
(KFGO file photo)