Woman Attacked by Raccoon

Acrylic on Wood, 12x12 inches (14x14 inches framed)

Woman Attacked by Raccoon

The population of raccoons in cities has increased twenty times in the past 70 years and they are growing smarter as they learn to navigate our urban areas.  Their little hands are able to manipulate all of the tools we use to keep them at bay, and they love a challenge when the reward is food. 

Cities serve raccoons!  And when their population reaches a pivotal point, that is when we may have to concede that "our" city is fast becoming "Theirs."  Like in this case, where a gang of raccoons challenged a rival city dweller who had entered their territory after dark.  The fight was broken up shortly after by a domestic dog, but the wild will encroach again! More raccoons will move in to this West Hastings Hood, and they will give this woman something to scream about.

Read the full article here.