Woolacombe & Racoons – Tuesday 27th August 1844

Tuesday 27 August 1844
Importation of Racoons
A farmer in the parish of Ilfracombe having set a vermin trap in one of his fields, was surprised one morning last week to find in it a racoon, which, as it was merely caught but its claw, he was enabled to secure, and to preserve. Another of the same species was lately taken to Lynton; and a third trces near Ilfracombe.They are supposed to have found their was to this country in some of the timber vessels which have lately arrived from America, the two near Ilfracombe probably from the vessel lately wrecked at Woolacombe.

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