Mudcat Café message #3951476 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #3951476
Posted By: keberoxu
18-Sep-18 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Raccoons, bless them, are scavengers par excellence.
Have Appetite, Will Travel Anywhere to Eat Something.

There is a famous account
of young Marlon Brando keeping a raccoon for a pet,
bringing it to the West Coast with him.
He hung onto that little guy until it died.
Called it Russell, I think.

I recommend AVOIDING Brando's example.
Not good for the raccoon, and ruinous for anyone and everyone else.
Born to be wild, this scavenger.

Wish Tami / Ranger1 would chime in on this one --
she has probably encountered raccoons.
But then so might any ranger (SRS??).
But you don't have to be a ranger to encounter raccoons
because they populate all those urban margins which attract
coyotes and suchlike,
and the US has many such places.