Harlan officials warn residents about sick raccoons


March 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the City of Harlan are warning the public about sickly raccoons in the area. Kevin Krohn, Harlan City Parks and Animal Control Manager, said the city has recently had four cases of sick raccoons inside city limits. Normally, he says, the animals would not be seen during the day or approachable. However, Krohn said the animals seem rather tame and residents can walk right up to them.

The City of Harlan had the last raccoon sent to Iowa State University to discover the disease these animals are carrying. Krohn said if you see a raccoon that seems tame or is curled up, do not approach it, and contact the city of Harlan.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)