And now….baby birds!

The storm last night knocked down a bird’s nest on Paddington Circle, stranding a family of birds under some bushes. We called Bird Rescue and they said the birds would be OK.

Baby Raccoon Visits Paddington Circle

Yesterday a baby raccoon spent much of the morning peering into a Paddington Circle kitchen window, before the nice folks from Animal Control came to take it to be tested for rabies. It was scruffy, but very cute. Check out the picture.

Happy summer

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Raccoon on the loose!

A neighbor called me yesterday to say she saw a three-legged raccoon (odd) running between yards in the middle of the day (odder). It appeared to her to be sick or rabid. Animal control said they would NOT come set a trap for it.

Last night we caught him in our garbage can out by the street, but he got out. Fortunately he didn’t make a mess of the garbage.

So keep an eye out for this animal, and watch your kids and pets.

There is a City-Sponsored Meeting for West Ashley Neighborhoods Jan 31, 2007

Mayor Joe Riley and Police Chief Greg Mullen are hosting a Town Meeting to discuss the Mayor’s Legislative Crime Package, City Police initiatives and what you can do to help protect your neighborhood. Considering the recent crime in Parkshore 3, it might be a good idea to attend. The West Ashley meeting info is below:

When: Wed. Jan 31, 2007 from 6-7 PM
Where: Scottish Rite Temple, 1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd

Happy New Year!

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Tool trailer thefts

A tool trailer was stolen from a resident’s driveway in the middle of the day recently. Today we learned that 2 more tool trailers have been stolen, and that Parkshore and Sandhurst areas are being targeted. Apparently the thieves are watching us, and acting when we’re not watching them.

There are special locks that can be purchased to secure cars, boats, and trailers. We have them for our little trailer — a simple padlock for the trailer hitch, and a bar with a keyed lock for the hitch receptacle on the car. Both are available at Wal-Mart and other stores.

If everybody in Parkshore used these locks perhaps we could get the thieves to go elsewhere.
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