I went out to a school event this afternoon and when I came home I went to my back yard to bring in the laundry. There was a dead raccoon in my yard. I didn't see him when I put the laundry out this morning, so it is possible that he died in the afternoon. My town is having a problem with rabid raccoons so I went on the town website to see what to do. I ran out to CVS and got rubber gloves, picked him up and double bagged him and put him in the trash can. Now I have to call on Monday so they can come get him to test for rabies. This is one of the rare occasions where I wished I had a landlord who would come and pick up the dead raccoon from my backyard. The joys of homeownership.