It was quite an eventful afternoon at my apartment complex yesterday. Many people were out and about because of the nice weather but there was another reason we were all outside trying to catch a glimpse. The word spread quickly that there was a masked intruder roaming around near our apartment.

I live in a complex that accepts pets and because the weather was gorgeous, everyone was out walking their dogs. We were quickly told to get our pets inside and keep them there. When I emerged from my apartment, I just wanted to get a glimpse as I hoped for a happy outcome. There was a raccoon on the hill across from my front door. He was fuzzy and cute but you could tell something was wrong with him. Animal Control was called and we were waiting for them to arrive.

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About ten of us were observing this fuzzy brown raccoon and noticed he wasn't aggressive, he was wobbly and seemed disoriented. He appeared to have an injured leg. As we waited there helpless for Animal Control, a neighbor was concerned that he was wandering into the busy road. He got a small dog-carrying crate from his apartment and brought it outside. One of the maintenance men and the neighbor cornered him behind some bushes. While the maintenance man used a broom to just direct him in the direction of the neighbor with the crate, he went right in. He was safe and now could get the help he needed.

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I love animals and I know that you should never approach a wild one, so when it was safe and he was secure inside the crate, I snapped a few pictures.

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I was surprised that he wasn't your typical black, white, and grey raccoon. He was more brown with a darker brown mask around his eyes. I am just relieved that he was able to get to a vet to get looked at.

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