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Credit: Bob Gress
Caption suggestion: Raccoons are more common in the Chicago metro area
than any other part of Illinois. In 2003, animal control professionals in the
Chicago area responded to more than 65,000 service calls. The majority of calls
regarded raccoons, which are resourceful at finding a way into homes.
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Credit: Chris Young/State Journal Register
Caption suggestion: Raccoons, like some other furbearers, produce many
young per litter to overcome high mortality, such as caused by automobiles.
Despite this, there are more raccoons in Illinois today than there ever have