This spring, Toronto Mayor John Tory started “delivering” on his quest for raccoon-resistant waste bins. The new bins were designed with a locking handle on the top, that would pose difficult for a racoon to be able to articulate and open. Less than a month after christening the first delivery of waste bins, pictures have surfaced from one resident displaying a new form of entry into the garbage bin. It appears that the surface of the new bin has been pierced or bitten to remove a large chunk of plastic and thus creating access to the garbage inside. After analysis by the bin manufacturer as well as Toronto waste Management, it was clear that the bite marks and damage is related to that of a rodent-type animal, such as a squirrel, which was actually seen by the resident exiting the waste bin. Have raccoons truly sub-contracted squirrels to create holes in the new Toronto waste bins? Is Toronto wildlife collaborating to outsmart the mayor and his team? What do you think the squirrel’s cut is?
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