Suburban Wildlife

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Of things to come...

It’s bound to come up soon. The yearly crop of young raccoons are starting to appear a little south of me. Cute they are - but before anyone considers keeping one as a pet, please check out this link.

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In case of problems concerning critters that may be in need of help, this link may give you, (and the critter) - serious help. At present I don’t have any information on rehabbers located in the south west of Quebec.

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Lori E said...

Oh how the raccoons have ruined my ponds and eaten my little fishies. They even got a hold of my cat once but he got away and survived.

They would hide under our large deck and fight amongst themselves making a huge racket. They were not the least bit afraid of us coming out to chase them off.

I don't see them often anymore and that is a good thing.

Rusty said...

To be sure - raccoons can be extremely noisy! Your cat was lucky to escape. Normally these critters will avoid each other. Dogs, on the other hand are a natural enemy, and one which few raccoons can stand up to. One suggestion - avoid leaving any food for your pets outside. As for their fishing habit and your pond - it's one thing that raccoons will do. I don't know how a fish pond can be protected.