Raccoon droppings can be toxic

The microscopic eggs that are the infective stage can live in the environment for probably 10 years or more.

Whats up with raccoons?

As we’ve mentioned, the habitable space for raccoons and other wildlife is steadily shrinking, but the raccoon population is burgeoning. That is probably due to, well, an evolution of sorts. Raccoons are on the higher side of the animal intelligence scale, and have learned better than most species how to co-exist (actually blend in) with […]

Cold Weather Can Bring Unwelcomed Guests

People with bird feeders are a prime target for all types of nocturnal visitors, and this easy source of food gives them a reason to make themselves at home. Predators like coyotes regard the family dog or cat as an easy meal when outside, and raccoons will stake out unsecured trash containers even in cold weather since other food sources are in short supply.

Seminole County Bear Attack

A Heathrow man who thought he heard raccoons rummaging through his garbage got the scare of his life when a Florida black bear attacked him, he said today. David Amsler, 34, took a golf club with him when he went outside on Sept. 26 to frighten away what he thought were raccoons near his garage. […]

More raccoons, less habitat increase risk of attacks

Threats, disease could trigger run-ins BY JIM WAYMER Fuzzy, cute, but tough as nails, a raccoon that feels threatened can rage red in tooth and claw — as a 74-year Lakeland woman found out earlier this month.     The woman tried to shoo a family of five raccoons away from her patio. But mama raccoon […]