Letters to the Editor

No support for raccoon reserve

You wrote a great column for the Feb. 23 issue of Whidbey News-Times.  However, you seemed to have ignored the rights of people who have no cats or dogs and who enjoy seeing the cute little raccoons in their yards.

My wife, Charline, and I live in one of the cottages at Regency on Whidbey in Oak Harbor. Charline tends the landscaping of a small secluded garden in back of our cottage home.

Verified sightings of raccoons in a bustling metropolis such as Oak Harbor seem to be rare. You can imagine our surprise when, about 10:30 p.m., we heard little noises and, looking out our window, saw two full-grown raccoons eating some goodies we had set out in the secluded garden for our neighbor’s cat. The above photo is what we saw (except that their eyes didn’t glow as brightly that night).

Do not count on us to support efforts to create a Whidbey Island Raccoon Reserve!

Doug and Charline Wilson
Oak Harbor

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