Local February 20, 2023 | 10:00 am

The chase for the raccoon continues: it escaped from Cristo Rey

According to residents of the Cristo Rey sector of the National District, the raccoon that was allegedly in the area escaped after being held by residents for several days. They explained that the animal was kept in a clothing hamper and that it bit the plastic and fled, so the locals do not know the whereabouts of the creature. They narrated that while it was in captivity, the raccoon bit about four people. For several days, a video showing a raccoon, a species not endemic in the country, has been circulating on social networks.

Since then, surprised citizens have wondered where the animal came from and how it got to Cristo Rey, where they asked for a reward to free it. The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources asked the people who own the raccoon that has been seen in recent days, which is presumed to be in the Cristo Rey sector, to voluntarily deliver it to the institution or to the Zoo.

The request of the environmental entity is due to the fact that having this animal outside its natural habitat can be highly dangerous. They warned that this mammal, from the Procyonidae family, is a carrier of diseases that can be harmful to humans and pets.


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February 20, 2023 11:51 am

No pueden negar que son unos salvajes y bestia feroz. Capturenlo y entregenlo y salgan de eso por Dios. Pero no, el tigueraje que corre en la sangre del Dominicano no lo deja hacer una buena accion de gratis, Siempre tiene que buscar dinero de alguna forma u otra. Carajo que sociedad.

Mr. Sensible
February 21, 2023 6:43 am

I can only imagine the poking and prodding the racoon received, to bite 4 people. No wonder we have no remaining animal species here other than rats. It’s a fraking raccoon and you are writing it up like a deadly creature is roaming the community. Lets have some real news.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mr. Sensible