Raccoon habits

Raccoons live just about anywhere, from California all the way to the East Coast. These creatures cause numerous problems not only to individuals, but to the environment also. They live in hollow logs, under porches, attics and have been found living In garages and in farm machinery. Usually in winter, Animal Control gets a whole lot of calls for Raccoons in people’s homes. (Mainly being found in attics). Animal control will hopefully find these creatures and safely remove them far from your home. Once removed and released the Raccoon has been known to find their way back to its”home”. That’s why Animal Control has been proven to release them far enough away so that they cannot return. Raccoons are extremely curious. They get into trash cans, can turn on water spickets, and can even open doors. The majority of their mischief is due in search of food. These animals are Nocturnal. (Sleeping daily, and awake at night.) While you’re sleeping, they are out getting into virtually everything. This is a favorite item on its menu. Only 1 Raccoon can destroy an entire yard in one night.

Another important part of these animals is they carry diseases. One, a very common one: Rabies, once infected this creature can be extremely aggressive, foam at the mouth and look very unpleasant. The Raccoons stool (poop) can carry what’s named Roundworm, (Baylisascaris procyonis) which if touched by an individual can be sometimes deadly. Some instances have contributed to death. Raccoons are amazing climbers and swimmers. Climbing is a major part or a raccoon’s lifestyle, their feet and tail were perfectly designed for that purpose. The tail used for balancing and the toes designed for clinging and hanging. Raccoons can climb up and down, left and right, forward and also climb down backward! Their weight runs anywhere from 12-20 lbs, the largest on record was 60lbs! These fuzzy creatures can teach us so much, not only about them, but how we as people are able to care for them and their surroundings. More info at Belle Glade Rat Removal.

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