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Omaha veterinarian identifies rare rabies strain in kitten

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Several hundred wild animals, mostly raccoons, have been trapped and vaccinated around Omaha, Nebraska, after a kitten positive for a variant of rabies carried by raccoons that hadn’t been detected in the state before.

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Baby raccoons left

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So we live in the country and we recently found 6 baby raccoons. We woke up this morning and all but two raccoons were gone (assuming the mom took them). If the mom doesn’t come back for them tonight how long will they survive? And what can I do to help them if they don’t come back? If anyone knows anything about this please help!

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Will a raccoon poop in a box if i leave one out?

Reddit Animals

Recently discovered I have a raccoon living in my backyard. Fine by me I don’t wanna kick him out, but he keeps pooping in the same spot on my deck. If I clean all the poop up that he left and put a shallow box in the same spot to make it easier to get rid of do you think it would work?

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HELP - Raccoon I saved is showing some signs of rabies

Reddit Animals

Located in Florida: Today I was walking my dogs and noticed a big gathering of vultures surrounding a raccoon. At first appearance the raccoon seemed disoriented and extremely lethargic. I took the raccoon home. I assumed it was either sick or extremely dehydrated.

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Question about encounters with raccoons.

Reddit Animals

Anyway we have a garbage dumpster, and I found raccoons in it the past two days. My question is, how dangerous are these raccoons?, Two days in a row, it's been really cold where I live. Not sure if that has something to do with this. They just sit there while eating, like 2 feet away from me, as we are staring at each other.

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Do raccoons eat cat poop?

Reddit Animals

There are raccoons that come through if I don’t remove and clean up the food every day. I’m wondering if a litter box would also cause the raccoons to come through to scavenge, or no. My household and two others care for these cats. They don’t have a dedicated place to poo and go anywhere and everywhere.

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"Molested" by a Raccoon

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Tldr: grabbed by a raccoon (assuming it was its paw). I turned around to see what I think is a raccoon (it's dark out, I know) running away It didn't break any skin and I can't find any noticeable skin agitation besides what I've already had. Before anything, the title is an exaggeration and a joke. Thankfully!!