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  1. Hadenoughalready says:

    Good morning and thank you for posting one of my favorite critters. Raccoons are an equal and we had a baby at one time. What a character…!
    These are adorable and I have a few in my neighborhood that I’d like to make friends with. They may not make great house pets but outside friends would be awesome.

    • WiscoDave says:

      Maybe I’m misreading/misunderstanding what you wrote, but having interacted with a few raccoons in my life, I believe that those animals are fox. Just my opinion.

    • arc says:

      I have a feeling that these foxes are the result of 50+ controlled breedings and are domesticated. They are still super hyper and you need a fenced in yard with dig guards and plenty of stuff to run around through.

      Not sure if wild foxes will be as friendly, wear gloves.

      I get some semi-tame deer in the area from time to time, but we stay about 10-15Ft apart, minimum.

      • Hadenoughalready says:

        Or raised from kits.
        I have no intention of “keeping” anything. Just want to be able to feed them, by hand, if possible.

    • Tom Perry says:

      Just don’t try it with the wild ones…

  2. Ohio Guy says:

    Beautiful animals, aint they.

  3. Hadenoughalready says:

    I believe you’ve misunderstood me. I said that “raccoons are “an equal”, indicating “to foxes”.
    Thank you for bringing up my failure in being clear in my writings..

    • waitingForTheStorm says:

      You were not unclear. I got it right away. I was going to comment so.

      • Hadenoughalready says:

        Ok. So…we’re good, right? lol
        To be honest, I love all our little critters. I know that in New Hampshire, de-scented skunks are often sold at flea markets and I’d love to get one. As I understand, they’re compatable to cats, in training, and can be quite docile. Imagine someone breaking in and being greated by one??? Bwahahaha
        Who needs a gun, right? lmfao!

        • FrankP says:

          Had a “descented” skunk once upon a time. It was a great pet and you’re correct that they’re similar to cats.

          If there was a downside it was that it in the winter it liked to crawl under the upright freezer and semi-hibernate. She’d disappear for days at a time. Took a few episodes before I found her hidey-hole next to the compressor.

          • Hadenoughalready says:

            Thanks! I’ll keep that in mind. My feret used to like hiding behind the fridge, as well.

  4. nonncom says:

    Hmmmm…..most of the time human interaction with wild animals goes completely wrong, unless one is shooting said animal….every fox I’ve ever encountered has always done it’s best to keep a safe distance between them and me….I learned the hard way about raccoons….the cute, cuddly little baby critters turn into mean little assholes fairly quickly….had a friend who had a baby that used to cuddle up in my arms and sleep…..going by the way dogs remember those who have been kind to them, I figured the coon was the same…..went a month without seeing him and when I did, he bit the shit out of me….so much for domestication….that was about 45 years ago….they say the best learned lessons are the hard learned lessons….

    • Dave churbuck says:

      Kinda like Womens.

    • Hadenoughalready says:

      One can never truely “tame” a wild animal. Giving it its’ due space, and letting them decide what goes, is best for both. That’s how I dealt with my squirrel and ‘possum. Crow, too.
      Yes, I’ve had my share of critters over the decades. Except for the baby raccoon, all were injured and, after their healing, they were released.

  5. Hadenoughalready says:

    Bwahahahahahaha And then there are the Dogmacrats…lmfao!
    Lucky you, Wirecutter…

  6. Hutch says:

    Raccoons are the best pets, if you can go to their level. As she got older she got to playing rougher, I tried everything, and nothing worked. One day she bit me and I got her by the snout and the shoulder and started to chew on her ear. we went thought the fun noise and the mad noise and then the fear noise. I let her go and it took her about 30 to45 to come back to me. She never bit anyone after that, that didn’t need it. She would clean out the guys shirt pockets and see what she could find in the gals cleavage. Bay the way she was liter box trained.

    • Hadenoughalready says:

      I agree. And they can be.
      This method, although a bit different, works on dogs, too.
      When I first got my little one, a rescue who wasn’t treated very well, he was scared. New house, new master, and the like.
      I tried correcting him after peeing on the floor and he tried to bite me. After the third time, I took him by the feet and flipped him on his back, I locked him down and put my teeth onhis neck until he “gave up”.
      He never peed on the floor or tried to bite me again. That was 14 years ago. He’s gone now, and I miss him terribly, but this is how you show YOUR alpha status.

    • Tom in NC says:

      Sometimes you gotta speak the animal’s language, even dogs and cats.. .and horses. When she was in high school, my wife had a good sized horse that would occasionally nip at her. One winter she was bringing the horse a bucket of food, and her mitten’s thumb had been wet and froze in the ‘out’ position. The horse nipped her thumb, which hurt like hell being as cold as it was. She screamed, lunged at the horse and bit down on his neck, through the hair and into the skin. She said it terrified the horse so much he never bit anyone again.

  7. Hadenoughalready says:

    Which makes my point…lol.
    They bite you, you bite back. As Since critters don’t understand English, they have to get the “message” in other, perhaps barbaric, ways. You don’t have to “hurt them”, and I would never sanction doing so, but they need to know it’s unacceptable.

  8. soapweed says:

    Funny how speaking “their language” is somewhat universal. My mule did the rough nipping as he was fed cookies and one day it was a way hard bite….. an immediate, hard as I could, upper hook to the jaw was all he needed in “their language”…. He knew, and still remembers to this day.

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