Most Recent Possible Sightings

Confirmed Sighting: May 9 2012, north Chevy Chase. [2011]December 11, neighborhood outside Colombia Country Club. October 20, Colombia Country Club. September 14, Candy Cane City and into Rock Creek Park. September 7 or 8, Brookville and Shepherd in Chevy Chase, and then back south on Connecticut to Chevy Chase circle (where she is getting water, we believe). August 28th, on Thornapple in Chevy Chase, and then headed south on Connecticut!

(For other sightings, see archive at the bottom of the page.)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Of Traps & Raccoons

The other night when I was putting our garbage out, I flipped the lid of our can and found two raccoons asleep inside.  They'd found a spot that they must have felt was quite a slice of heaven - food source, out of the wind and rain, quite cozy.  We hope that Sass is as smart, and as comfortable.

We are trying to find a spot to put a trap along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Conneticut and E-W Highway (see the map) where Sass has been walking.  If you are a property owner who can help please get in touch with us!  Or, if you know someone who might help, please let us know.  We're also talking to the Parks Dept, and wondering if the Country Club can help.  Not any spot will do, of course, because it has to be close enough to the path that she can smell our scent (it would be baited with our sheets), but also a bit out of the way so it's doesn't attract unwanted attention.

Additionally, if we put a trap out we will need a lot of volunteer help to make sure it is checked regularly.  Jeff and I do not live in the neighborhood, and we can't possibly get over there twice a day for a month or more (and we do have to plan on it being a long-term commitment - sightings of Sass are a month or two apart!).  So, if you are ready, willing and able to help, please let us know.  If we get a spot for the trap, we'll put out a more formal call, but we'd like to put the idea out there.

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