On 4/29/17, in the area of the 8400 block of Springfield Oaks Dr., a dog was scratched by a raccoon around 3:00 PM. There have also been reports of a raccoon in someone’s yard and on their deck during the day in the same area.
Please be careful when you are out with your dogs or children. If you see a raccoon behaving oddly, call Animal Control at 703-691-2131 and report it. Do not attempt to approach or trap the animal.
Keep your trash well secured at all times so animals can’t access it, and won’t be attracted to the area. Store inside if possible.