Category Archives: Raccoons

Spotting Raccoons on Your Roof?

Right now, more and more residents are reporting raccoons on top of their roofs. The cold weather is forcing many wild animals to desperately search for warm shelter, and this is exactly what all these raccoons doing during these sightings. … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Raccoon Has Rabies?

Fortunately, the number of human fatalities that occur from rabies has drastically reduced over the past 10 years. This is primarily a result of increased pet vaccinations, effective after-exposure treatments, and Rabies-awareness. The good news is that fewer people and … Continue reading

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What Does a Raccoon Eat?

It can get confusing trying to figure out exactly what a raccoon eats. This is because it all depends on where they live and how easily accessible food is to them. The truth is that a raccoon’s diet is largely … Continue reading

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Common Raccoon Species in North America

Anyone can tell a raccoon from a frog or bear or rabbit; but what about identifying the distinctions between a Ring-Tailed Raccoon and a Procyon Lotor? The truth is that there are several different species of raccoon in America. It … Continue reading

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Learn Some Interesting Facts About Wild Raccoons

Raccoons have bad reputations in residential and suburban areas, and have left a bad taste in the mouths of commercial property owners as well. This is because wild raccoons are being forced to take shelter within our homes and buildings … Continue reading

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Leptospirosis is a Common Bacterial Disease in Raccoons

As mammals, raccoons are susceptible to a wide variety of communicable diseases, including viruses, parasites, and bacteria. The most common bacterial infection found in wild raccoons is called Leptospirosis, which is caused by a number of different Leptospira species. It … Continue reading

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This Will Make You Love Raccoons!

Perhaps if you learn some fun and interesting facts about raccoons, it will change your perspective on these unfairly labeled mammals! Raccoons are wonderful critters that range in color, size, habitat, and more. There are three main species of raccoon, … Continue reading

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Educational Facts about Raccoons

Raccoons are highly intelligent, medium-sized mammals, native to North America. They are a part of the Procyonidae family, and categorized under the Procyon genus. Procyon literally translates to “doglike”; intending to denote the social and physical behaviors of the Procyon … Continue reading

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Sick Raccoons: If it’s Not Rabies, it’s Probably Distemper

Since raccoons are nocturnal, spotting one out during the day might instantly lead you to believe that it is sick with the Rabies virus. But more often than not, what may initially appear as Rabies is actually another type of … Continue reading

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Learning About Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacteria Leptospira, and can affect a wide variety of mammals, but it tends to be most commonly associated with raccoons in the Midwest parts of the country. Raccoons, like all other mammals, … Continue reading

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