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Friendly Raccoons Visit Deck Every Morning For Snacks13s

Friendly Raccoons Visit Deck Every Morning For Snacks

Everyone has their morning routine. You know, get out of bed, make coffee, take a hot shower, feed your raccoons! What....what? Every morning, these friendly and adorable raccoons come up on the porch looking for their breakfast of fresh fruits . They are no longer afraid of humans, and have become a part of the family, sharing a meal together every morning on the back porch! These raccoons have almost become like pets to these people, and who wouldn't want such cute and adorable pets? They seem completely calm and domesticated, nibbling on their chopped apples and bananas. We wouldn't advise bringing them inside though. Many people think that owning a wild animal as a pet would be fun and exciting, however, it can be quite a dangerous task, bringing them inside your home and introducing them to your family. Although it is possible to domesticate a raccoon, keeping one as a pet may be illegal in your area, and you can get into a lot of trouble and be issued fines for housing them. If you are serious about raising a pet raccoon, first check with your state or provincial laws to find out if you are even permitted to have one. it is advised to obtain one from a qualified breeder, which are not easy to find. Raccoons are mischievous creatures by nature, spending most of their time scavenging, playing and generally creating havoc wherever they go. They have sharp claws and sharp teeth and are unpredictable creatures, which is why it is usually inadvisable and illegal to have them as pets. Raccoons will completely destroy your home if left unattended, and are not good with other animals such as dogs and cats. They may seem fine and relaxed one minute and completely out of control and panicky the next. They are still wild animals, and should always be treated like ones. Raccoons have large appetites and tend to eat a very large variety of food. Here we see them eating fresh fruits with their hands like humans, but they will eat just about anything the come across. They will eat things like dog food, various types of insects, vegetables, fruits, and protein sources like chicken. They will also eat anything that they find in the garbage can or out of your cooler. Having flexible thumbs helps them get into most containers and they have even been known to be able to open up doors and come into your garage. Keeping food in a fridge won't even keep out a racoon if they get the smell of delicious food in there. Feeding these raccoons every morning might seem like a good idea, however, if they come for their breakfast one morning and there is nothing left for them, they might retaliate and create damage or try and get into the house through the screen door and make an attempt to feed themselves. Wild Life Authorities have caution against feeding wild animals because they might become overly intrusive and dependent on humans as a food source, loosing their natural ability for hunt for food themselves.

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Published: September 18, 20185,212 plays$10.69 earned
Mother Raccoon Leads Her Five Babies Across Rooftop15s

Mother Raccoon Leads Her Five Babies Across Rooftop

Although we would like to believe so, there is no real boundary from where the wilderness ends and our concrete jungle begins. The ecosystems don’t work that way. The constant expansion of our ecosystem is barging in on the millions of other ecosystems governed by wild animals, and we are bound to cross paths one way or another. We, humans, often forget that we were once part of that wilderness. We roamed the Earth picking fruits and preyed on smaller animals in order to survive. We knew when to run and when to attack, when to wait and where to mark our territory. We knew that there was only one rule in the wilderness - prey, or be preyed upon. Things have changed a lot since then. We have established cities where we build housing out of artificial materials. We bend nature to make our civilisations work, we slash through it with asphalt, connecting our homes. We have upped the scale when it comes to production, creating more and more and even more until we don’t even know if it’s enough. We like things in positive numbers, never minding the surplus of food we gather that goes to waste or the surplus of animals we hunt and they eventually go extinct. We have become the ultimate consumer, consuming the homes and lives of the other organisms sharing this wonderful planet with us. However, there are still a few resilient ones left in the wild. These animals know how to quickly adapt to all situations and to our environment. They are able to evade the human machinery and still coexist alongside it. However, we can’t always coexist with them. One of these animals are the raccoons . The only thing we really know about them is that we should steer clear of them whenever we see them because they might spread rabies. In fact, it’s their feces that might contain the parasite eggs that cause rabies. This is why it is of the utmost importance to be very careful when you detect the feces also known as latrine. If you decide to clean it up by yourself, make sure you wear all sorts of protection, from disposable gloves and rubber boots to special masks to keep your respiratory passages intact. Rabies is a viral disease that causes a plethora of health problems for humans and other mammals. The end result of a rabies infection is almost always death. The virus spreads throughout the body until it reaches the central nervous system. It causes swelling in the head that promotes violent behavior, partial immobility, uncontrolled surge of emotions and more often than not ends in unconsciousness. But, if we try not to get in raccoons way, we will find out that they all have their quirks too. They are cute and fluffy and can’t stop munching on food. They can play the role of the funniest tricksters and also the roles of a mother , a father, a sister or a brother. In this video, we can actually see a family of six trying to get on top of a roof. Leading the way to the top is mama raccoon. She is very careful with her tiny tots and makes sure each and everyone of them makes it up. The youngsters form a line and follow their mommy’s guiding and eventually get there. It really is a cuteness overload! We might not be able to touch them, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t allowed to appreciate them from afar. What do you think about this video? Make sure you tell us more in the comments down below. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share it with others who might like it as well. It just might be the highlight of their day! Enjoy!

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Published: September 14, 201833,422 plays$32.58 earned