Nursery of raccoons enjoy epic gourmet feast
This gaze of five baby raccoons are enjoying their very own piles of gourmet snacks fit for a king! Watch as their tiny little hands pick up bits of kibble and eat them like tasty goldfish crackers. "I can't believe they all let me get so close to film them!", said Jordan Randomness. "These little guys are so cute!"
If wild raccoons are frequent guests in your backyard, feeding them can be a highly rewarding experience. Watching them munch on the feast you serve can be tireless entertainment, to witness their antics. But since they can be a nuisance, you should take proper precautions as well. Here are some loose guidelines on how to do it without attracting a swarm of unwanted masked bandits in your home.
Coons will eat pretty much anything, but they do have preferences. They will eat peanuts, sweets, fruits, baked goods, but they especially like dog and cat food. And why wouldn't they – these munchies are packed with all the right nutrients and look pretty appetizing. Just don't overload them with treats.
Absolutely never feed them by hand! They may be cute and are genuinely wonderful animals, but they can bite your hand, mistaking it for the food it is offering. And if you think how many trash cans those teeth have been buried into, it should be enough of a discouragement. Not to mention rabies!
By all means, do not let them associate your own house with the food they receive. You might get tempted to leave food out on your porch or in front of your door. Just remember that raccoons are adventurous animals, some more than other individuals and they might see this as an invitation to discover what other treats your house might offer!
With this in mind, we hope your experience with the wild masked bandits will be safe and pleasant! Good luck!