The Marvin Chronicles

A Raccoonteur Tale



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Feeding Raccoons

Feeding Raccoons is never recommended by knowledgeable Wildlife professionals. First, they are most common species to carry Rabies. In addition, raccoons host the Round Worm,Baylisascaris procyonis, an intestinal parasite that sheds many eggs into the raccoons’ feces. These feces contaminated with the eggs can become infective to humans in 2-4 weeks and cause very serious disease including blindness and coma. Raccoons also have the viral diseases of Canine Distemper, parvovirus, infectious canine hepatitis and pseudorabies. It is always recommended to leave raccoons to their Natural habitats and never feed them. They can quickly become an unhealthy nuisance for humans as well as destructive. While they are indeed cute and smart, like dogs, they should be left on own. This article seems to encourage feeding them, which can be dangerous. And also, a bite from one of them will necessitate a serious of Rabies shots for the human victim.
Thank you.

Michael W. O’Brien, M.D. more than 2 years ago

Michael comment

Michael, Racoons do not talk. This is a work of fiction. Please let yourself go and get a life. Maybe if you got your head out of your text book and read a real book you can enjoy what it means to have an imagination.

Harold B Crews, Jr. more than 2 years ago