A Florida Raccoon
The Florida Raccoon
Raccoon is: wood
- ko, one who rubs.
These little creatures run
our Ocala National Forest and can
frequently seen by the side of the
with their babies, waiting for the
cars to pass.
Raccoons have really only one
Although cute and cuddly looking,
Raccoons can also be carriers of
which are harmful to humans and
like rabies and distemper.
They can be quite enjoyable to
watch as they
scurry about doing what they do
hunting for their next meal.
Raccoons will eat almost anything
this frequently can get them into trouble.
We recently had an occurrence with
an apparently large Raccoon.
One night, it ripped the bottom of
our wooden gate off
to get in and knock down several
We weren't sure at first if it was
a Raccoon, until
upon further inspection at the
many little footprints identified
Obviously with the Raccoon and
other wild animals,
the worst possible thing that we
can do is to feed them
as this causes
them to trust humans,
which in turn leads them to
dependent on us
which is always a very bad idea.
Places to learn more:
FWS - Critter Questions
The World Wide Raccoon Web
Wildlife Magazine - Species: Raccoon
Walking with the Alligators
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