Sarasota County has hired a wildlife removal service to get rid of dozens of raccoons at Ten Sperling Park on Lido Key. The animals can be seen on picnic tables, eating out of trashcans, and at times, even begging for food from humans. They are very tame, mainly because people are feeding them when they’re not supposed to. Rose Roma says her family was frying fish and when she turned around all the food had disappeared from her table.
Sadly the raccoons may be out of luck. Since they have adopted to life with humans, it’s likely they would not survive if released into the wild.