There's a dead raccoon in the bike lane on one of the roads I take to work. It's been there for at least a week. Did I mention it's been over 100 degrees here for the past three days?
"By this time he stinketh." (John 11:39, KJV)
I contacted the county, and I was told, "Unfortunately we do not pick up small animals from the roadway. Animal Services will pick up dead dogs and cats, but they also do not pick up small wild animals. Sorry we couldn't help." I tried making the case that this raccoon isn't particularly small relative to the width of the bike lane but to no avail.
Asking Google, I found (via the county web site):
Unfortunately, this particular critter met his fate in an unincorporated area.Animal Services responds to requests to pick-up dead dogs and cats only.
If the dead animal is a deer or elk, then please call Washington County Land Use & Transportation, Operations division to request a pick-up.
If the dead animal is livestock (cow, horse, sheep) and in the road, then please call Washington County Land Use & Transportation.
If the dead animal is a wild animal (coyote, opossum, skunk, etc.), then Animal Services will not pick-up the remains.
Please call your local city's public works department for assistance.
By next Monday, I'd probably be able to pass it off as a cat, so maybe I can take an alternate route until then. Anyone have any other ideas for getting someone to come get this carcass?
UPDATE: Now with pictures (see page 3)