Raccoons

Raccoons are found in both North and Central America. One of the few wild species of animals that has benefited from contact with humans, they have adapted remarkably well to life in our urban areas. The bandit of the animal world, with mask and ringed tail, species Procyon lotor is one of North America's most charismatic and recognizable animals.

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Raccoons

What do racoons eat in the wild?

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Anything they can find. For example: plants and animals. Plant examples: Berries, acorns, and grapes. Animal examples: Baby mice, baby birds & eggs, frogs, crayfish, fiddler crabs, fish, and even some snakes.

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How do you keep a baby raccoon as a pet?

In most states it is illegal to keep a raccoon or any wild animal as a pet. Baby raccoons can be sweet and cuddly when quite young but once they are adolescents or adults they can be a handful and are unpredictable. They can also transmit some really nasty and usually fatal diseases to humans. Best stick with a domestic dog or cat.

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How do you convert human years to raccoon years?

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How do you catch a raccoon?

The best thing I have found to do is go to your local wild life department borrow a live trap for a raccoon which the deposit could be from 60-90 dollars. Place it where you have seen the raccoons the most and bait it with tuna fish, canned cat food, canned oysters. (thats what i use) But, make sure the cage is secured to the ground or a fence. Raccoons are very smart and will flip the cage over to get the food. Next find some small holed fence and place around the entire back side where the food is, so the raccoon can not reach in and just grab. I use boards tied to the trap. After you have caught the raccoon, you have two choices depending on your state laws. You will either need to kill it. Straight shot between the eyes or relocate it. (most states prohibit relocation) If you feel you can't kill it you can hire someone to come out to do it for you. No matter what you do when handling the trap with the raccoon in it you must wear protective wear. The best course is to assume it may have rabies. So wear leather gloves, long sleeve shirts, and long pants. When handling the trap, use the handle and don't hold it by the sides or bottom.

After we trap and kill our raccoons we then put them into a burning fire pit, because having them in a trash can will bring in other predators.

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What do baby raccoons eat?

Raccoons are usually completely weaned by 16 weeks. Until that time their main food item is milk from the mother.

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Is there a cheeky raccoon?

I believe there is, but it hasn't come out yet, unfortunately. They are making one because they just retired the original. Fortunately, I'm going to get the chance to have both, oh joy!

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What does a raccoon's purr mean?

I have 3 baby raccoon,s and when they purr they usually means that they are content and feel safe ,they usually purr very loud actually louder than a cat ,but it usually means that they are happy,content and feel safe.

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What is a boar coon?

A male raccoon.

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What are the natural predators of the raccoon?

Wolves, coyotes, domestic dogs, bobcats, foxes, pumas, and some larger owls. They are also hunted by humans.

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To what species are raccoons related?

Racoons are related to these following animals: * coatis * kinkajous * olingos * ringtails * cacomistles ---- -TacticalAnswers

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For what was raccoon fur used?

Covering racoons body's is its primary use

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What is a baby racoon called?

A kit.

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When you see a group of raccoons what is that called?

A group of young raccoons is called a Nursery.

IE: A large mother raccoon led a nursery of 7 young ones to the stream.

A group of mature raccoons is called a Gaze.

IE: A gaze of 10 raccoons descended upon the trashcan looking for a quick meal.

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Is a raccoon a herbivore carnivore or an omnivore?

Raccoons are omnivores.
A raccoon is an omnivore because it could eat fish and it could eat berries.

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Land Mammals

How much is mink pelt production worth in the U.S.?

Total mink pelts produced in 2002 were valued at $79.6 million, up from $72.9 million in 1998, but down considerably from $99.1 million in 1997

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Do raccoons and skunks purr?

They purr and give soft churring sounds during most of their normal activities.

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Does a raccoon have a pouch?

No. Raccoons are placental mammals, not marsupials, so they do not have pouches.

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Do raccoons have an ivory penis bone?

Yes, like many mammals, raccoons have a penile bone.

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Do raccoons hibernate?

Yes I think raccoons hinernate

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Do raccoons have a backbone?

Yes

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How long does a raccoon live?

In the wild raccoons have an average life span of 2-3 years as many are killed by hunters and motor vehicles. In captivity they may live 15-20 years or more.

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Are raccoons blind?

Raccoons are born with their eyes closed. They do not open until the animal is 2-3 weeks of age. As adults, they are not blind but do not have good eyesight.

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Is it illegal to have a pet raccoon in Georgia?

Yes... http://www.georgiawildlife.org/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=6&txtPage=2

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Why are raccoon skins so valuable?

Raccon skins used to be valuable. The fur of raccoons was used for clothing, especially for coats. Attempts to breed raccoons in fur farms in the 1920s and 1930s in North America and Europe turned out not to be profitable, and farming was abandoned after prices for long-haired pelts dropped in the 1940s. The raccoon is still hunted, but not as much, and pelt (skin with fur) is still sold, but it's not a big business.

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What are the natural predators of raccoons?

Wolves, coyotes, foxes, cougars, bobcats, jaguars, alligators, caimans, crocodiles, are just some of the animals that might eat a raccoon.

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