Greenwich Police have responded to several reports involving raccoons last week, including one that fell through someone’s skylight.
According to Lt Slusarz, the incident took place on Feb 7 around 5:30am on Silver Beech Rd, which is off Sound Beach Extension.
Residents reported the raccoon fell through a second floor bathroom skylight and ran around the house.
Police responded and chased the animal out of the house.
Then, on Feb 9, a resident reported that a family of raccoons set up residence on the rear deck of his Spring Street home, which is off Old Field Point Road.
“We referred this to a wildlife removal company,” Slusarz said. “If there’s an animal in distress or, in the last case, falling through a window, if we can get it back to nature, that’s fine. But, if they set up residence on your porch, we refer you to a company who can capture and relocate them.”
The third raccoon was reported on Sunday Feb 9 around 11:00am. In this instance Police responded to Tod’s Point where there was a dead raccoon.
Another case involved a skunk. Police say a resident on St Claire Ave in Old Greenwich reported there was a sick or dead skunk in his driveway. Slusarz said police euthanized the animal. “We have vehicles equipped with .22 rifles,” he explained.
Lastly, on Feb 9, a resident called to complain that there was a person with 8 dogs in the Grass Island dog park and wouldn’t let him in. By the time Animal Control arrived, the person and 8 dogs had departed.