Raccoon takes up suburban residence

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May 25, 2009 8:39:01 PM PDT
A resident captured video of the raccoon trotting around his home in Riverside.Neighbors are upset, because the animal has been on the loose for over a month. Joe Samero shared his surveillance video with Action News.

In it the raccoon is seen running around his backyard. The unwanted house guest is so brazen it drinks out of Samero's swimming pool in broad daylight!

"It doesn't seem to be afraid of the little kids; the little kids are all over the place behind me is a park."

On Monday animal control set a trap to try and capture the raccoon.

Samero says he was told if the animal does not have rabies it will be re-released in the area.

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