And although raccoons can be quite destructive, on a positive note, they are interesting animals to learn about. There is more to wild raccoons than the stereotype, which you will learn as you read on!
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🐾 The Relation Between Raccoons and Rabies
The stereotype that all raccoons have rabies is inaccurate. In fact, the truth is all animals have the same chances of having or contracting rabies, just the same as raccoons. So insisting that all raccoons have rabies is the same as saying all wild animals have rabies. You never know when a wild animal has a disease, so you should never approach one, just in case. In most circumstances, a raccoon will be more afraid of humans and will most likely only attack if provoked or approached.
🐾 A Raccoon’s Diet
Raccoons are what we call omnivores. This means they eat meat and vegetables, as well as, fish and other small invertebrates, such as frogs. What many people don’t know is, raccoons are also prey to other larger animals, such as coyotes, bobcats, and sometimes domesticated dogs. Raccoons come out at night because they are nocturnal, which puts them at a higher risk of being preyed upon. For the most part, raccoons are pretty good at defending themselves and their young, which gives them an advantage when it comes to predators.
🐾 There are Various Raccoon Species Around the World
There are six species of raccoons known to mankind, whose existence resides all across the world. The six species are the Hilton Head Island raccoon, Florida raccoon, Matecumbe Bay raccoon, Alabama raccoon, Eastern Raccoon, and the Chesapeake Bay Raccoon. Each species has individual traits and characteristics that set them apart from one another. They all resemble each other in similar ways, but look completely different, region to region.
🐾 Raccoons Hibernate Might Dens
Raccoon families live in dens, or small cave-like holes in the ground. This is where they care for their young. Some raccoon species live in tree holes and other similar den-like homes; it all depends on the region they are from.
🐾 There are Solutions for Nuisance Raccoons
Contact a local wildlife contractor if you are experiencing raccoon problems near your home or property. Professional raccoon removal services are the wisest and most effective choice for anyone that needs to get rid of raccoons. Be sure to only use a company that practices safe and non-lethal methods of raccoon control.
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