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Old 01-06-2019, 10:47 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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I love raccoons, they're so smart and clever, but DO NOT TOUCH THEM!! And don't allow them to touch you.

They carry bacteria that other mammals don't carry - like, squirrels and deer - and wildlife rehabbers have to be vaccinated before they rehab raccoons.
Nah, I will continue to feed her right out of my hand.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Nah, I will continue to feed her right out of my hand.

Well be careful. It is a wild animal. Most all raccoons can be pretty docile and eat out of your hand if you're patient...but it is a carrier of disease. It's feces and urine nearby also.
And, having been that route with new litters.

They'll rip your house to shreds given the chance.

As stated earlier in the thread, they can end up costing you a lot of money in repairs.


I had a friend with a pet raccoon bred in captivity. Real cute and friendly. Until it wasn't.
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Old Today, 10:49 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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Ha! Yesterday I bought Rocky a 10 piece nugget order from Burger King and just tried to give her a nugget for breakfast #2 and she wouldn't take it! I broke it in half so she could smell the chicken but she still wouldn't eat it. She wanted her kibble! As soon as I offered her a handful of kibble, she happily started to eat. Talk about spoiled! So much for my thinking I was getting her a treat!
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