- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A dead raccoon in a Boulder bike lane attracted more attention than the average roadkill after someone tied a helium balloon featuring the message “Get well soon!” to the animal’s foot.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/2aV0kyX ) that the raccoon was spotted Thursday morning by passers-by, who said they felt sad for the animal but were amused by the balloon.

City contractors working to control traffic during sewer work nearby say they saw a man drive up, tie the balloon to the raccoon and then drive off.

Bakari Jiles says he also saw the man snap a picture of the animal.

Several motorists and pedestrians had also stopped to get a close-up view and take pictures.

Both the raccoon’s carcass and the balloon were removed from the roadway by late afternoon.


Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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