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Raccoon droppings drive Iowa state lawmaker’s vote
Apr 19, 2023 08:49 ET

DES MOINES — An alleged animal defecation incident during RAGBRAI led one Iowa lawmaker to lend his support to legislation designed to curtail the state’s booming raccoon population.

Iowa Sen. Bill Dotzler, a Democrat from Waterloo, on Monday evening regaled the Iowa Senate with his story of how a raccoon once defecated in a hat that he had been wearing during RAGBRAI, the annual bicycle race across Iowa.

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