Silly Raccoon's

@nanette64 (17180)
Fairfield, Texas
October 31, 2015 2:16pm CST
Since I have 2 outside, partial feral cats, I get a variety of critters that like to come up and steal part of their food, so I decided to put out bowls of crunchies for the 'other' guys. It started with just a couple of raccoon's, then 6, and now, somewhere around 9 or so; along with the opossum's, armadillo's and others. Raccoon's are a hoot to watch. I've got huge tubs of water for them to bathe and wash their food in and they love to see who can race the fastest up my trees. There are a few who will come up to me and smell my hand and not run away. When it's pouring down rain, I'll set the food up under my mobile home so it doesn't get ruined. If it's a mild rain, they don't mind coming out, but I had to share this link that shows even raccoon's hate it when it's pouring. The raccoon in this video is one smart cookie.
A raccoon in Kansas went to great lengths to find shelter from the rain.
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@rebelann (38989)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Oct 15
Wish we had them here, I think, I don't know anything about them so if they're dangerous to dogs then maybe not. I tried to figure out how to access that video but I'm stumped, maybe @owlwings or @phredwreck or @daddyevil can unravel the link.
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31 Oct 15
A raccoon in Kansas went to great lengths to find shelter from the rain.
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31 Oct 15
She needs to put in front of it to make it a working link
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@nanette64 (17180)
• Fairfield, Texas
31 Oct 15
Believe it or not @rebelann when I went to edit the post like @PhredWeck suggested, it popped up in his comment, go figure.
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@Shellyann36 (8915)
• United States
2 Nov 15
Oh that is just too cute! It looks as if he is actually holding the umbrella up himself (even though he is not). They are very smart animals.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
31 Oct 15
It must cost a fair bit to feed all of them, but I expect you think it's worth it.
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@nanette64 (17180)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Nov 15
A 22 lb bag of crunchies for $6.50 will usually last 2-3 days @jaboUK . A lot of times because I was a director for the animal shelter and we got food from Walmart, the new director will bring me over several bags for nothing.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
31 Oct 15
I would be concerned about a raccoon who didn't mind coming up to me. I would be afraid it was rabid.
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@nanette64 (17180)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Nov 15
I guess depending on their stage of rabidity @Rollo1 , they would exhibit strange behavior. Aggressiveness, growling, foaming at the mouth.
@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 15
Raccoons are great! We are both insomniacs so late in the night we might be outside and see a family of them travel down the street or across the lawn. Live and let live I say. They aren't hurting our cats and we have them food inside(mostly inside cats) so we don't have that worry. I enjoy the critters. We have a squirrel in the big tree in the back yard we named Norman.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
1 Nov 15
Raccoon can be messy, but they are so cute. I like to watch them on YouTube.
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• United States
31 Oct 15
I am partial to the sight of a raccoon. They are fascinating creatures. I remember a long while ago when we lived in a motel, a raccoon would visit us along with frogs. Nice you can commune with the animals friend.
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• United States
31 Oct 15
They can do a tremendous amount of damage in a shot period of time.
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@MALUSE (38093)
• Germany
31 Oct 15
Raccoons don't belong to Europe. Yet, someone must have brought a couple to Germany. They feel fine here and multiply. I haven't seen any yet but it's said that there are already too many. It's always negative if a foreign species is introduced into a habitat.
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