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Post Reply Would you save this cat?
Posted 3/22/16
I'd take it snuggle it and give it lots of love and attention.
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Set up some cage traps and eliminate any outdoor food sources.
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...Shoot it and make a hat outta it's hide cause that is no cat but a damn raccoon.
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MmmmmmmNO!

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Nooo

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No! I love raccoons but trust me, they usually don't make good pets. I actually have raccoons show up on my doorstep every single night. They're pretty sweet when they're adolescents but once they hit adulthood, especially the males they can get really hard to handle. Just look at Japans Raccoon problem. It was all because of that anime with the girl and the raccoon that rode around with her on her bike., what was it? Oh yeah Rascal the Raccoon. I can't remember the Japanese name for the cartoon.

Spoiler about the end of the series and what happens.


Never go out of your way to feed these guys. Trust me, they don't need your help. They're super smart and are one of the best animals at finding food and taking care of themselves. They can open doors just fine. I messed up and fed them for a bit until they started taking advantage and by taking advantage I mean I came home one evening and found over 20 of them on my roof, tearing up my shingles and trying to get in to where the good food is. Now I bring in all pet food at night.

I had a friend who took a baby raccoon in and when it grew up he started having a lot of problems with it. It was highly destructive. He couldn't keep it out of his pantry or his fridge. It could open a beer pretty easily too lol. So when he went on vacation he put it out in his yard which was fenced in and allowed it to use the garage but it decided it wanted back in the house and tore all through is walls. It caused around 20k worth of damage to his home. He ended up giving it to a rehabilitation center that works with getting wild animals back out into the wild.

They're cute....but they're still wild and no wild animal ever makes for a good pet. It's not good for them and it's not good for you. Don't even get me started on morons who take possums in without doing adequate research. Possums need a very strict diet. In the wild they eat all kinds of stuff but they know exactly what they need and even though they may show up to eat your pet's food they also are eating lots of other stuff. People take them in, feed them a huge variety of things and then wonder why they look all deformed and then die within about 2-5 years. It's from Metabolic Bone Disease and every single person I've seen try to raise a possum has killed it. They're well intentioned but usually their best intentions end up killing their babies. At the very least people should research these things before getting into them. There are a few sites out there where you can order some special food for them though which is awesome but I wouldn't recommend trying it. They have their own challenges like loving to burrow into everything and they will ride on top of your head....even when grown. It's a crazy world. Sorry for the wall of text. It's just I've rarely if ever seen things end well for the people or animals when someone takes in a wild animal.
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it seems sort of wild to me
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Posted 3/22/16
Hug it
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Posted 3/22/16

Mico171 wrote:



You see this cat abandoned in front of your home.

What do you do?





That doesn't look like a cat
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Mico171 wrote:



You see this cat abandoned in front of your home.

What do you do?







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NO!
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Posted 3/22/16

TotalQuirk wrote:

I'm sorry man but that's a raccoon.

I'm not letting a damn raccoon into my house.


^ thats what im sayin! hahah
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