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Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Ambitious raccoon rescued from channel marker by Mote, police

Following a struggle, the raccoon fell off its perch on the marker and attempted to flee the scene.

April 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Raccoon bites LBK visitor twice

Raccoon bites LBK visitor twice

Cara Richard of Ohio did not know that a simple outing on the beach during her Longboat Key vacation would end in a trip to the emergency room

July 22, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat creates wildlife tip brochure

Longboat creates wildlife tip brochure

In the wake of concerns and complaints by town residents in the Emerald Harbor area, as well as the neighboring areas in and around the Centre Shops, the town of Longboat Key has created a citizen’s guide to nuisance wildlife

May 20, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Kim Kardashian and fixing Longboat’s pecking disorder

Kim Kardashian and fixing Longboat’s pecking disorder

The commissioners were treated to a Malthusian catastrophe — except the demise of civilization will be from too many peacocks. It is true, says former Commissioner Gene Jaleski and Village Association President Michael Drake

April 20, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Rampant resident raccoons revisited

Rampant resident raccoons revisited

Longboat commissioners dabbled in nuisance animal removal again with Commissioner Lynn Larson urging that funds be set aside for raccoon trapping and removal. At last Thursday’s workshop, the Town Commission was informed that state law says residents cannot catch nuisance animals and transport or relocate them to another property, county or island. Residents must dispose of the animals on their own property

January 21, 2011 | Posted in Major Headlines | Read More »

2010 year in review: Peacocks, raccoons take over Longboat; policy sought

2010 year in review: Peacocks, raccoons take over Longboat; policy sought

This year many residents wrote to town hall complaining of too many peacocks and prolific numbers of raccoons. Both animals created much unwelcomed excrement, and raccoons were particularly abhorred as they carry multiple diseases transmittable to humans including rabies, roundworm, leptospirosis and distemper.

December 31, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Are raccoons multiplying on LBK?

Are raccoons multiplying on LBK?

Many residents have written the town distressed about the growing number of raccoons. From the Village to Emerald Harbor to the Centre Shops, citizens have been concerned for weeks about these pesky critters, which seem to be running amok on Longboat Key. And now residents want to know what the town is going to do about it.

December 17, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town should not ignore raccoon invasion

Town should not ignore raccoon invasion

It seems clear to me that Longboat Key has a significant raccoon problem. Several things lead me to this conclusion. First is the increase in raccoon activity in my neighborhood, Emerald Harbor. When I initially moved to Longboat Key eight years ago, I seldom saw a raccoon, and when I did it was a night.

December 10, 2010 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Raccoon removal refused

Raccoon removal refused

Longboat Key resident Weldon Frost asked the Town Commission for some help in reducing a rampant raccoon population that he says eat his mangos and avocados and left two inches of feces on his roof. He warned commissioners of the threat to the key:

November 19, 2010 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key Letters – November 2010

Longboat Key Letters – November 2010

Updated Nov. 28, 2010. When you get the chance, would you please forward these notes to the commissioners as promised? These notes were okayed by two of the FDOT representatives and Ms. Goldner and Mr. Hackett as accurate.

November 8, 2010 | Posted in Letters | Read More »