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Masked Dog Oasis bandit caught in act

February 17th, 2012 by Mike

On Thursday afternoon Holly emailed us:

I spotted this critter at about 3:30 feasting on dog biscuits at the doggie oasis. I shooed him away and screwed the lid back on the “raccoon-proof” thermos, and stepped back only to watch the raccoon climb back over the fence, lay the thermos on its side, and spin the lid off again. I shooed him away again and put the lid on even tighter. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Urban wildlife. Harrumph.

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Second wildlife alert – masked bandit in action

August 25th, 2011 by Mike

This post courtesy of our sister site Fremont Universe.

For those of you who read, and commented on, our report on a raccoon attack here last week, we picked up this  nugget  from our Fremont site.

“Meet Rocky, a raccoon who shows up at a home in Fremont often to do whatever it is that Rocky is doing.”

Catie, who shot the video, says the action took place three feet from her bedroom window.

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Sick wildlife alert: Raccoons with distemper

April 17th, 2010 by Mike


A visibly healthy raccoon in a Maple Leaf front yard.

Our news partners at The Seattle Times are citing an Associated Press report that raccoons apparently suffering from canine distemper have been found in Bellevue, Redmond and Renton.

The Seattle-King County Health Department said Friday the disease could spread to dogs if they have not been vaccinated.

Animal Control and state Fish and Wildlife officials say pets should be fed indoors and people should not feed raccoons or allow them to eat pet food or garbage.

Raccoons also present a risk of spreading other diseases, including rabies.

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Not captured: "Front-Yard Bandit" on the loose

March 8th, 2010 by Mike

This masked bandit was rather nonchalantly climbing a hemlock tree around 9 a.m. today at Northeast 89th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. Judging from the number of crows dive-bombing him, he might have been looking for a nest.

Maple Leaf is known to have roaming packs of these bandits, with as many as six adults and young (known as “kits”) previously seen in the backyard of this same house. They can grow to three feet and nearly 50 pounds, so keep pets away!

Seen this bandit on your street recently?

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Not captured: “Front-Yard Bandit” on the loose

March 8th, 2010 by Mike

This masked bandit was rather nonchalantly climbing a hemlock tree around 9 a.m. today at Northeast 89th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast. Judging from the number of crows dive-bombing him, he might have been looking for a nest.

Maple Leaf is known to have roaming packs of these bandits, with as many as six adults and young (known as “kits”) previously seen in the backyard of this same house. They can grow to three feet and nearly 50 pounds, so keep pets away!

Seen this bandit on your street recently?

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