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Old 08-22-2010, 09:23 PM
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:27 PM
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Interesting. I had heard that albinos tend not to survive well in the wild due to the fact that they stick out. Interesting that the cat seems to hardy care. When a racoon comes into our yard, the feral cats head out in a hurry.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:31 PM
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Interesting that the cat seems to hardly care. When a racoon comes into our yard, the feral cats head out in a hurry.

Or when a person steps out the door and takes a picture of them for that matter......
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:32 PM
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The cats don't mind at all. Of course there is not much they could do if they did care. The raccoon could make mince meat out of 'em in a hurry. I'm sure the only reason this raccoon has made it is because of the cat food meal every night.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:32 AM
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Unless that is an extremely large cat the raccoon is a juvenile.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:48 AM
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:59 AM
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Pardon the ignorance, do they domesticate at all ? Given its albino, I think its going to need a little help to survive. Might make an interesting pet.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:37 AM
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Raccoons make excellent pets until they hit puberty.

Kindof like children!
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:11 AM
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Interesting.
Raccoons are a significant rabies vector. This means they can carry and spread rabies without showing symptoms. In addition, they are messy, destructive and foul tempered and there is rarely only one of them. Continue to feed that guy and word will get out on the raccoon network.
No matter how unusual, I don't think feeding wildlife is ever a good idea.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:21 AM
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I'm gonna award the "Correct Answer" prize to reply #9

Georgia (As in State Of,U.S.) bounded by:
[Florida,Alabama,Tennessee,North Carolina,South Carolina and the Atlantic.]

More Raccoons than Alligators and People.(Maybe, Combined)

Less than 1% are currently RABID.

Darkness: Shine a spotlight and blow an Air-horn @ one,it ignores you.

Daylight: If you spend enough time in "The Woods" or "On-Shore" ,You will
invariably find yourself in a situation where you're asking yourself ,
"If I Shoot this damn thing(that won't back off or stop chasing me) will
the DNR [or worse U.S. Fish and Wildlife] prosecute me?"


The worst Raccoon story (Other than someone being bitten by one)
I've heard involved a Marina ,where the boats were racked Vertically on
Steel I Beam constructs 3 high with only a corrugated roof for cover.
...You've guessed it. The little monsters ate the console (AND Inner Hull)
wiring (ANYWHERE THEY COULD ACCESS) over the Winter.
The Hulls with the most damage had covers on them.(Raccoon Privacy?)
The little buggers would lift up the covers and slip in to "Play".
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The ones around here are very scared of people.. i only seem them at night when i go on a walk and they come up from the sewer drains. Must be filthy creatures... i've seen a few muskrats too come out of those drains, and funnily enough they aren't too scared of humans, they will hold their ground and hiss at you if you keep walking towards them.
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Muskrats are nasty little critters.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:06 AM
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Georgia (As in State Of,U.S.) bounded by:
[Florida,Alabama,Tennessee,North Carolina,South Carolina and the Atlantic.]

More Raccoons than Alligators and People.(Maybe, Combined)

85% to 100% are currently RABID.

Darkness: Shine a spotlight and blow an Air-horn @ one,it ignores you.

Daylight: If you spend enough time in "The Woods" or "On-Shore" ,You will
invariably find yourself in a situation where you're asking yourself ,
"If I Shoot this damn thing(that won't back off or stop chasing me) will
the DNR [or worse U.S. Fish and Wildlife] prosecute me?"

@ an Undisclosed Federal Park's picnic area ,I had to throw a Bar-B-Que
grill's rack at one and hit it...
to get it to leave some Kindergarten Field Trippers alone.

If you're unlucky enough to be running a Raccoon version of Busch Gardens.
(They're always up on the roof running around ALL Night long)
The ONLY safe solution is to Involuntarily Re-Locate the little Bandits,using
a trap,20 or more miles away.

The worst Raccoon story (Other than someone being bitten by one)
I've heard involved a Marina ,where the boats were racked Vertically on
Steel I Beam constructs 3 high with only a corrugated roof for cover.
...You've guessed it. The little monsters ate the console (AND Inner Hull)
wiring (ANYWHERE THEY COULD ACCESS) over the Winter.
The Hulls with the most damage had covers on them.(Raccoon Privacy?)
The little buggers would lift up the covers and slip in to "Play".


Where did you get the figure that 85% are rabid?
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:12 PM
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Correction

TW,

Thanks for making me perform Due Diligence.

I've corrected my earlier incorrect info.

Less than 1% of Raccoons are actively infected with rabies in Georgia.
[Old Wife's tales will get you in trouble]
(Just spent 30 mins. on phone with DNR Biologist.)

Caution:
Since they are an vector species,Raccoons MAY NOT BE Re-Located in Georgia.

'Advice was also extended,to evacuate the area on a federal reservation,rather
than risk confrontation with Raccoons.
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Very cool. I miss the racoons from the old house in TX. They do make good (outside) pets with an occasional supervised inside visit.

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