Beware of Raccoon feces

Gord

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I'm sure we've all worked in trees that raccoons frequent. I often see large redcedars with flat limbs and unions up a ways that the raccoons use as 'latrines.' It turns out that their feces very commonly contain a roundworm's eggs that can cause a fatal infection in humans with little for treatment options. So treat those turds with a high level of disgust.



Wikipedia link

Center for Disease Control link
 

guymayor

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Yup clearing this stuff out and burying it is the thing to do. critters crap in these spot accelerates decay too.

Thanks; I'll be extra careful. Do you know the name of the parasite?
 

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