PLEASANT VIEW -- Residents living on 600 W (Shady Lane) said they are having severe problems with a large population of raccoons.
Resident Paul Watson said the raccoons are killing his geese, turkeys and chickens. He said they have been a problem in the area for years.
Watson said the raccoons are intelligent and can get inside cans and recently tore the vent off a trailer to get inside. Watson said in years past the city had given him permission to shoot the racoons, but there were so many he could stay up all night shooting them.
Watson asked if the city animal control could help with the problem.
Mayor Doug Clifford said he had no idea about the raccoon problem until it was brought to his attention, and said he would talk with the city animal control officer to see what could be done.