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Raccoons released onto FPUD property


Last updated 12/25/2008 at Noon

Four young raccoons get a look around after being released on undeveloped FPUD property.

FALLBROOK — Sixteen abandoned raccoon pups crept cautiously out of their protective wooden crates last week, peering into their new home, the wide-open wilderness owned by the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD). They were released onto FPUD’s 1,300 acres of undeveloped river-bottom land.

The furry little critters had been orphaned after their mothers were hit by cars. They were then rescued by county animal control and turned over to Project Wildlife, a nonprofit volunteer organization in San Diego.

Volunteers carefully nursed and rehabilitated the pups for several months. Their...

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