Raccoons can purr, whistle, growl, hiss, scream, and even whine. Nocturnal in nature, the raccoon can be seen in daylight to take advantage of available food sources.

They are most active in spring, summer and fall, and will sleep in their dens for most of the winter.

A raccoon will rinse its food in water prior to eating it. When there is no water close by, a raccoon will still rub its food to remove debris.

Distemper (doesn’t effect humans) is the most frequent natural cause of death in the raccoon population. Raccoons with distemper may move slowly and may stumble as they walk. They lose their fear of humans, appear blind and confused and may wander aimlessly and may become aggressive if cornered. A mucus discharge will often be present around the eyes and nose and may be accompanied by coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, seizures or chewing fits.

They may only exhibit some of these symptoms and otherwise appear quite healthy. If you see any in need of care, call Procyon Wildlife @ 905-729-0033. Help is in Your Hands!

Day 2… Deb’s Twelve Days of Wildlife… DID YOU KNOW facts…
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