Question: Can Raccoons Be Vicious?

What are raccoons scared of?

The same way that small children (and even some of us adults!) are afraid of the dark, a raccoon is afraid of the light.

Many people have opted to keep motion-sensor lights around their homes or farms in order to keep the neighborhood raccoons at bay..

Do raccoons eat cats?

Raccoons sometimes get into scraps with cats and they may occasionally prey on small animals housed outside, such as chickens and rabbits. When no other food is available, raccoons might even prey upon kittens and small cats, but other times, they can be seen eating side-by-side when cats are fed outdoors.

Are racoons aggressive?

Raccoons are known to be aggressive, and, beyond any doubt, they are good at defending themselves from other predatory animals. They are equipped with long, sharp claws. … Joined together, all these make a raccoon an animal that is very well equipped to put on a decent fight.

What to do if a raccoon approaches you?

If a raccoon approaches too closely, make yourself appear larger: stand up, shout, and wave your arms. If he continues to approach, throw or spray water, or even stones if needed. A raccoon that is very aggressive–or too tame, or seems to be disoriented or staggers may be sick or injured.

Are raccoon dogs aggressive?

We have seen people keep them in houses, with dogs and in small cages, which is not suitable. “In these cases they often become aggressive and unmanageable. “And while they are too small to be dangerous, they can bite and scratch.”

Can raccoons be friendly?

Keeping Raccoons as Pets Raccoons can be remarkably affectionate. … There have also been accounts of abandoned baby raccoons or young raccoons being good pets, but adult raccoons becoming mean. Raccoons are very independent and still have wild instincts.