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Here is a raccoon up past his bedtime! This younster couldn't keep still, climbed all over everybody and was constantly "checking things out"!
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I clean house for a lady who has a Racoon. She also has 3 little dogs. I went to her house 1 morning and she had him out of the cage and when I entered the house he ran under her bed. I was standing there petting the dogs and out from under the bed the racoon came and he attacked me! The next time I went she left him out of his cage and she stayed in front of him until he saw me and then he wrapped himself around my leg and started sniffing me and the owner grabbed him and at first he wouldn't let go and she left her grip off of him a little and then he let go. The thing that I really worry about is she leaves him outside all day and then he comes in at night. I'm afraid he will come in contact with rabies while he is outside and then he can attack me again and then I will really be in trouble. I think Racoons are best left to live in the wild. I'm scared to death of this animal!
My husband works in clearing land. While knocking down a tree a 3wk old baby flew out of it. Before touching it he searched the entire area to see if the mother was around. No luck! Well it's been 6 weeks and she is thriving. She is a joy to both of us and our 5 dogs who are fascinated with her. I am hoping to give her a long and happy life in our family. Besides the dogs we have 5 cats a rabbit, fish and birds. She should not lack alot of excitement and play. As well as our undivided attention. Her name is Sniffles.
We have 4 boys and 1 female that we took in back in April 27 2004. They were just a few weeks old, when there mother was killed. I heard them up in the den tree crying after 1 day of no food. We went to the rescue. And have been a part of the family ever since. They are so precious to us. They have there own room with a wading pool and all the play things that they want, they are very spoiled. They have exceptional toilet habits, and are very clean. They have all been neutured and spayed. They love to play and cuddle with my husband and myself and watch tv.
The real reason raccoons "wash" their food isn't to actually wash it, but the coolness of the water makes their paws more sensitive so as to feel the individual parts of their food, like if they were eating some smaller animal it would allow them to pick out the parts of the meat they want more.
Hi my name is Jordan and one of our neighbors down the road had found an apparently pet racoon which came right up on her porch. She didn't know what to do with a racoon, so she gave me a call to come check it out. when I got there I was suprised to see this coon sprawled out across this chair like he owned it. I wasn't so sure about him at first until the elderly lady said, I'll pick him up, I've done it a few times already, and she did.
So I took him in and he was such an entertainer we all loved him. He played all the time even inside, he appeared to have been house trained. I named him Bandit and he was a rascal. He also adapted very well living with my 12 year old dog. he was always so sweet to her, he would go up to her and hug right around the neck. But one day tragedy happened for Bandit when I wasn't home. I had found out that a guy down the road had seen him and tried to scare him with a pole. Bandit thought the guy was wanting to play.
the guy came back outside with a pistol and shot twice only one bullet hit Bandit. I was in such pain over Bandit, and I serched for him for a few days and then gave up. Then one morning I was outside just enjoying the cool air when I was stunned to see bandit with this weak walk as he was busted up. I paniced and broke the door, I ran in so fast and yelled Bandit is alive. Heartbroken by the way he looked I floored the car to the grocery store to get a box to put him in. My mom and I rushed Bandit to the vet where he looked at him and said, "He'll probably make a good recovery because it must not be too bad since it had been five days since being shot." He told us that he would call after he cleans him up. Later that evening we were asked to meet with our vetenarian. what he had to say was very hard for me to take in. He told me that I had two options, and they were we put him to sleep, or we could try amputating his front leg which was severely damaged. but he said he really didn't think he would make it through the surgery. I turned around and there he was in a cage just sleeping. I broke down and started crying as I knew what I had to do for him.
I like to think that the reason he held on so long for his life was he had to tell me goodbye.
Racoons are great too watch for hours each night. I had a mother, father and 4 children that would wait by a tree in my backyard on the VA intercoastal waterway every night. They would eat peanuts, (what a blast to watch them open these) marshmellows, grapes and I would go to the local bakery and but a small cart of bread for only $3.00. I had been living with these animals and entertaining the neighbors and children for a year and a half now.
But be careful. One ignorant neighbor decided it would be more fun to trap and shoot the racoons full of arrows while his children helped. Unfortenly, the VA dept. of game and Inland Fisheries can find no problem with this behavior.
So, please be careful making friends with these animals it can cause great heartbreak.
Racoon friend for life,
i have had my racoon for about two weeks now most of my info came off the internet. his gender is unKnown at the present time so we just call him rac. we are going to build him a backyard house with a wading pool and water fall. we are also going to add trees and much more fun stuff that he can play and have fun in. i hope that he dosn't get mean, like the stories that i have been told over the last past two weeks from my friends and family. i just think that they are so cute, but coming from the wild you never now when the are going to turn out.
My Coon Bandit is just a few weeks old. He followed me home one day without me even realizing it until I had got inside and he jump up in my lap. He is an awesome pet and likes everybody who seems to like him.
My backyard leads right into a forest, so racoons are very common to see at dusk. I leave fruit scraps out for them by the porch, and found that they've made quite a habit of coming. Several trusting ones are already up in the roof, or the porch railing waiting for when I come out. Couple years back, I found a dead mother lying under a bush by the road. Probably hit by a car. There were three babies by her side. One was dead and the others emaciated. Well I raised the two and let them go. It's hard to tell, but those trusting racoons might be either of them. They are wonderful animals but do make horrible pets. I wouldn't recommend them as a pet to anyone.