And Now For Your Daily Moment Of Zen: Raccoons Being Raccoons

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 1 month ago in Funny


Best bit is at the 2:35 mark -- the 'coon trying to wash his cotton candy in water before eating. Raccoons are my all time favorite pet I've ever had. High maintenance but worth for their personalities.
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Male 2,366
They look delicious!  Coon pot pie?  Coon lasagna?  The list is endles....
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Male 45,690
woodyville06  I've never eaten one but I'm not sentimental about that stuff
Quick web search brought up this list of raccoon recipes. Let us know how they taste
https://www.wideopenspaces.com/favorite-raccoon-recipes/
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Male 2,366
Gerry1of1 I next to a detention pond and several neighbors have decks so raccoons and all forms of urban/suburban wildlife (including several coyotes) infest inhabit the area.  if I bought a night vision sight for my .22 bolt action I could save thousand a year on meat.
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Female 1,446


I took this picture as my husband and I were driving down the street one night. These guys came out of a nearby storm drain...They just kept popping up out of it like clowns out of a clown car....I see these guys pretty often with their big wobbly butts wobblin down the street at night time. 
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Female 8,518
Since caring for a wild duck for 13 years I have been in contact with a lot of wildlife rehabbers. all pets take twice as much work as anyone thinks- and apart from dogs ( evolved along with us) and Cats ( along for the ride) most animals are best left - hamsters and rats need a massive amount of enrichment they rarely get- same with most small furries- the vast majority live in tiny prisons bored stupid, then die young of respiratory disease. racoons are terrible pets, as are crow- find a bored 4 year old, feed it speed then leave it alone for a week to get a feel for what they can do. no matter how sweet it looks- just leave it alone. 
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Male 45,690
madduck I've raised a few coons and they're great pets. IF you know what you're doing. They are incredibly high maintenance and need special handling. As I raised them in the country and they were free to come and go as they please, they eventually grew up and stopped coming back, living in the woods independently. Still fun raising them though.
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Female 8,518
Gerry1of1 you are bang on, too often people get these high maintenance pets ( which certainly includes ducks) then find after six months to a year they cannot cope so release the poor thing into the wild to fend for itself- which they can't- you soft released which is the decent way to manage it, because they die slow horrible deaths if just dumped in a park. 
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Male 45,690
madduck   As kits totally dependant on the bottle. As "toddlers" never wandered far but curious. At half grown , well I caught one literally swinging from a crystal chandelier... what fun!  But they would always come back every night for food. Less and less often as they learned to fend for themselves. And eventually never came back.... so they're okay or a hunter got them.... circle of life shit
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Male 18,342
Gerry1of1 Yes, even with all the enrichment play the ones in the video are getting, they look to be house destroyers.
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Male 5,281
Draculya Yep, you don't want them invading your attic, basement or anywhere in your house, they can do some damage. Funny thing is at my rural country house I can feed them and play with them and I've never had them even attempt to get inside but at the city house you have to have them trapped and moved to get rid of them.
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Male 45,690
Draculya You have to child proof the house because the can open any door, drawer, or cabinet. Hide your keys too, shiny pretty!
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Male 577
Also very fat.  Is that typical or are they over-fed under/exercised?
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Male 45,690
wibble4321   Yes, they get quite fat in summer to survive cold winters with less food in winter and to keep them warm. Even wild coons are rolly-polly cute things.
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Male 577
Gerry1of1 OK, thats pretty sweet.
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