If you thought you heard a gunshot in the vicinity of the 200 block of Tenth Street yesterday morning, you weren’t hearing things. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Crossville police responded to Good Samaritans for a report of a rabid raccoon on site. Staff had trapped the animal under a garbage can.
According to the incident report, the raccoon appeared ill, disoriented and sluggish, and had a white glaze to its eyes.
The responding officer moved the ailing critter out back to the wood line and fired one shot in a safe direction to “neutralize” the animal.
The officer brought the deceased to the animal shelter and disposed of it as staff there directed.
(Image is not the actual raccoon found on Tenth Street.)