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6 varmints that we should embrace

raccoon and overturned trash can

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Give 'em a break

After a skunk sprays your dog, a fox kills half the chickens in your coop, or a raccoon tosses the contents of a trash can all over the driveway, you may wonder how these pests are of any benefit. But every animal has its role to play in an ecosystem. Here's why these varmints are so important. (Text: Jaymi Heimbuch)