I left out most of this photo.
I figured most people wouldn’t really want to look at a picture of three small, very dead raccoons, dumped together near a walking trail. I didn’t much like looking at the real thing.
I don’t know how they were killed, but it was pretty obvious that they had been killed, and the bodies dumped. Based on their size I’d guess they were either a set of this year’s kits or a set of yearlings.
Raccoons can be a nuisance in some ways, though I have to say that their presence on our property has never caused any problems, and I suppose some people see them as vermin that are fair game. But why dump them in plain view by a frequently-used walking trail that cuts between a residential area and a main road? Especially when there was a perfectly good forest a few feet further along. That’s what I find really weird.