A new job listing on Asheville Craiglist seeks a “Racoon Trainer” who hopes “to do well while doing good.”
However, at a suggested compensation level of $20 a week, the anonymous poster apparently isn’t referring to doing well financially. The low-paying, risky job also requires that a worker “sign a rabies waiver.”
Here’s how the poster describes the position:
I am in search of someone who is willing to domesticate raccoons. These rodents are dying in droves and we need to keep them off the streets. Raccoons also happen to be highly intelligent, and the tasks that they are capable of performing far outshine those of a service animal. In one year’s time, the progress would be documented and we would assess our direction based on the performance of both raccoon and trainer. Pay is negotiable, but this must be thought of as a public service. Interested parties would be required to sign a rabies waiver. Weekly updates required by photo to document progress.