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Tuesday 12 December 2017

a stray raccoon has been rescued by the DSCPA after it was found in the back garden of a family home in South Dublin.

a stray raccoon has been rescued by the DSCPA after it was found in the back garden of a family home in South Dublin.

The creature was said to be in a distressed state when captured by officers from the animal welfare authority.

It remains in the possession of the DSPCA as no one has come forward to claim it.

A spokesperson said it was assumed the animal had escaped from a house where someone had been keeping it as a pet and that an investigations was now underway to determine where the raccoon had come from.

DSPCA representative Gillian Bird said the animal would be reunited with its owner if someone comes forward to claim the raccoon, provided they can prove he was brought here legally or was born here.

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