Beer-guzzling raccoons

Florida homeowners find spilled beer after animals break in

Dec 28, 2001 - Homeowners in the Fort Myers, Fla., area say that raccoons are breaking into their homes, eating their bread and drinking their beer.


At least four resident have complained to Fort Myers animal control officers about the break-ins. One woman says they ate two loaves of bread and spilled beer on her floor when they broke into her home. Marianne Kinzer said: "I'd like to teach them to do laundry."

Residents think the raccoons used to live on a 56-acre former farm where builders have started construction work. "Ever since then these animals have nowhere to go, of course, and they're coming into our homes," Kinzer added.