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Wild Raccoon Moves Into Zoo, And Zookeepers Have To Let Him Stay
The interloper, now named Fred, has taken up with the seven raccoon residents at Germany's Heidelberg Zoo.
Milton (W.V.) Police Department
That Viral Story About Raccoons 'Drunk' On Crab Apples Just Took A Very Sad Turn
At least one of the raccoons likely had distemper, a serious viral illness.
Milton (W.V.) Police Department
Police Lock Up Angry Raccoons Drunk On Crabapple Hooch Until They Sober Up (UPDATE)
What's in those crabapples anyway?
City of Zion Illinois Police Department
Chunky Raccoon Stuck In Grate Rescued By Local Authorities
“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well."
Baby Raccoon Gets Rescued After 2 Days Trapped On Ledge
It happened at a newspaper office, which means this is one extremely well-documented animal rescue.
Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields
I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side.
Raccoon Refused To Leave The People Who Saved His Life
When Loki the raccoon was just a baby, Kat Wagg found him abandoned and extremely sick.
Saw a Raccoon Outside in the Daytime? It Might Not Be What You Think
Writer, wildlife rehabilitation volunteer
Many of us grew up being told raccoons definitely have rabies when they are seen during the day. However, a raccoon that's active during the day is not necessarily sick or dangerous.
On the Happiness Road: Temporary Inconvenience, Permanent Improvement
Happiness trainer and activist, Co-founder Gross National Happ...
I'm in the midst of a personal "inconvenient" situation on the road to more-or-less permanent improvement -- an improvement which is also, not coincidentally, a tiny drop in the ocean of changes we need for a healthy planet.
Raccoon Mom Teaches Baby How To Climb A Tree (VIDEO)
This little guy will get the hang of it eventually. "Mom, you're embarrassing me!" he probably said, helplessly clutched
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Nothing To See Here, Just A Raccoon Riding A Gator In Florida's Ocala National Forest
"I snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away
HOME & LIVING
Losing My Chickens -- Lessons Learned
Silicon Valley Freelance Writer
I understand raccoons need to eat too, just not my chickens. I can't argue with nature, but I can keep my pets safe. Although their suburban yard is large, they have limited space to run and hid for cover. They are trapped.
Obituary For the Original Dog Who 'Ate My Homework'
Keynote speaker, Advisor to Leadership, Inventor of Gender Eq...
A constant companion, a dog bears witness to your life and history without judgement. So when our middle dog, 13-year-old dog Tia passed away suddenly, last week of an apparent stroke due to a blood clot, it caught us by surprise.
Richard Moller Arrested For Allegedly Killing Raccoon, Wounding Another Out Of Revenge For Dead Cat
According to a report by The Daily Camera, the witness said he could hear the raccoons "screaming and moaning" and yelled
James Pace With Gun Sneezes, Shoots Self In Shin During Battle With Raccoon
James Pace Sr. of New Haven told police Saturday evening that he armed himself with a .22 caliber rifle and waited for the
Central Park Raccoon Attack Lands Taraka Larson, Brooklyn Woman, In Hospital
"It was a really strange unsettling feeling," she said. "It felt deranged or something." “What I just thought was a bummer
Raccoon Steals Cats' Food And Makes A Great Escape (VIDEO)
Be sure to wait until the end to see his amazing exit from the scene of the crime! If you're looking for a cat companion
Raccoon Stuck In Dumpster Gets Rescued By Bearded Good Samaritan With Broom (PHOTOS)
The photos were taken by Erica Rocco, who uploaded them to Reddit after the successful rescue attempt. She told The Huffington
Cutest Animal Compilation On YouTube Is Everything You Ever Wanted (VIDEO)
They're cute, they're fluffy and they rule YouTube. Petsami has compiled some of the cutest animal videos that have recently
West Coast Raccoons Experiencing Outbreak Of Brain Cancer After Discovery Of New Virus
A mysterious new virus on the West Coast is believed to be causing fatal brain cancer in raccoons -- an alarming sign given
Raccoon Mom Comes Back For Babies (VIDEO)(UPDATED)
(H/T ARLnow.com) And, in case you like raccoon stereotypes, there's also a scene of a ransacked basement. Raccoons get a
Raccoons Infiltrate South Florida School, Pee On Student (VIDEO)
Last month, the Associated Press reported that a study found a growing population of giant pythons seemed to be wiping out
Young Raccoons Bunk In Wilmette Woman's Dining Room
With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home
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