Hunters are supposed to kill the animals
More and more raccoons in the canton of Aargau
More and more raccoons are spreading in Aargau, devastating forests, fields and gardens. That’s why hunters should act now. If an animal comes in front of the gun, they can pull the trigger.
Raccoons are currently spreading in the canton of Aargau.
Even if they look cute, they are not that innocent. Raccoons are spreading more and more in Switzerland, especially in Aargau, as “Argovia Today” reports.
Wouldn’t actually be a problem if the animals didn’t cause so much damage in the Swiss forests. “They can have a powerful impact on ecosystems and other species. Raccoons have few or no natural enemies, but are very skilled climbers and hunters,” says Reto Fischer, specialist hunting, to Radio Argovia.
The animals actually come from North America, but they were brought to Germany because of their fur. From there the raccoons spread and also found their way to Switzerland. How many now live here is difficult to say. According to Fischer, the population is growing faster than previously thought.
“We have to prepare”
And that’s exactly why the hunters in Aargau should target the animals. They were informed about it. “We have to prepare ourselves so that this will happen more often in the future.” Killing raccoons has been legal in Europe since 2016. In the canton of Baselland, the animals are already being shot.
However, the raccoon is not the only alien species that is increasingly appearing in Switzerland. Other animals are the golden jackal and the raccoon dog. However, sightings of these animals are extremely rare. (lrc)