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Thread: An Orphan Raccoon

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    Awwwww! Is that ever cute!

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    How cute! And the ferret. Used to do ferret rescue. And the music...BIG JD fan!! LOL thanks for this link.
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    Adorable! Wish they stayed so sweet, but those hormones kick in and with those teeth and claws they can be very dangerous.

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    Awwww! How cute is that?

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    What an affectionate animal!

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    That's just too cute. Thanks for sharing.
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    That is sooooo sweet. Thanks
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    What an adorable video. Thank you for posting this. Have a great day!
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    so cute Barb
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    I liked the popcorn and the platter of water parts. Thanks!

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    Red face Orphaned Baby Raccoons

    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC View Post
    I have, over the years, had the distinct pleasure of raising 4 orphaned baby raccoons. Despite their reputation of being a nuisance, these animals are very intelligent, affectionate, loyal, and hilariously amusing when raised by a human Mom.
    Would I do it again ??? IN A HEARTBEAT !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    Adorable! Wish they stayed so sweet, but those hormones kick in and with those teeth and claws they can be very dangerous.
    Very true. I just saw a story on NatGeo last week where Japan is having a problem with raccoons. Apparently, there was an anime series in the 70's (?) with a baby raccoon and everyone thought it was cute, so at one point, the Japanese were importing about 1500 raccoons a month as pets.

    At the end of the series, the hero releases the raccoon into the woods after it grows up, and so did the real people, big problem since they are not native to Japan and no natural predators. They are ruining 800 year old temples and other wooden structures with their nesting habits. One biologist said it was her unfortunate duty to try to kill 10,000 raccoons a month throughout the country. That's how bad it's gotten.

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    I really enjoyed watching this. My late husband and I raised a raccoon from before it opened its eyes right up until it topped out at 40 pounds. It was fun and this brought back some of our fun times together. A great big thanks to you.

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    That was very cute.
    Besides my family, my pets are the most important things to me. I have had birds, a dog or cats since I was about 8 years old. The cruelest thing you can do to me is take my animals away.

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    Very cute. I had a baby racoon when I was a kid. My brothers found it hurt and brought it home, my mom doctored it and promptly made it my responsibility to care for it. He grew to be 14 pounds and never bite anyone. Love the dogs, which is rare. Never got to mom's chickens either. He was kind and loving. Finally one day a female came into the barnyard and off he went to a new life. He would occasionally come around to say hi, but not for long. Then he never came back. I missed him for a long time. Funny....I still do.

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    These babies are irresistible and I know some folks have great success with wildlings (DFIL had a groundhog in the house) but most of these cases are recipes for disaster and/or heartbreak.

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    Loved that video. Adorable animal. I wonder if he still has it and how it is now if he does?
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    Brings back memories of the one we raised when I was younger. Thank you for sharing.

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    Charming critters until they get mature and begin to defend their little corner of the world. Does any one remember the Rascal movies by Disney and the books. I still enjoy them in my memory.

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    How very heartwarming and super sweet.

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    a warning,don't do this. a racoon is a wild creatiure and they will turn on you.
    They are carriers of rabies

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    I had a pet raccoon growing up... Joey never got mean or vicious....

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    I remember the Rascal movies. I would love to see them again. I remember how mischievous and destructive he was. And that made me wonder how these people would be able to maintain their beautiful home with 2 curious pets on the loose.
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