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Disease killing raccoons

Nobody who’s spent much time outdoors thinks Mother Nature is always nice.

The past two weeks I’ve seen where she’s being pretty rough on a lot of raccoons.

Every time I’ve spent time scouting, hunting or taking photos around a section of land southeast of the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge I find freshly dead raccoons and ‘coons in the act of dying.Low fur prices and quality habitat has the Kansas raccoon population very high. Canine distemper is working through the population, killing many.It’s not pretty but it’s not uncommon, according to Matt Peek, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks furbearer biologist.