Jersey City Desk good friend Trixie Action Space Punk shot Johnny this story yesterday and while Johnny may have exaggerated the size of the raccoons they are taking over Gotham. As Johnny can tell you, raccoons are extremely adaptable and very intelligent. They can break into a home through about any gap or potential opening they can exploit.
Thus far over 2,100 New Yorkers have called the city about a raccoon problem. Said councilman James Vacca:
"...But the question a lot of people are asking is, when does a nuisance become a menace? In an interview, Councilman James Vacca said with more than a hint of exasperation in his voice: “Years ago, people thought this was cute. Well, it’s not cute when a raccoon is scratching at your door at 2 in the morning.”
So New Yorkers, have you had reason to call the city? We'd love to hear from you (or if anyone anywhere else has a raccoon story to share).
One question we would like answered; If raccoons are pests and can cause destruction why oh why haven't Sarah Palin or Newt Gingrich complained that the raccoons have their own lodge two blocks from Ground Zero?