I was on a date one time and the boy I was with hit a racoon with his car. The animal ran out in front of the car and it could not be avoided. My date got out and walked to the back of the car to look at the poor thing and then opened his trunk, got out the tire iron and... I stayed in the car but I knew what he had to do. He had run over and cruched the animal’s back end and it was suffering. I thought he was very brave to handle the situation. He was only seventeen.
Despite their cute little face and bandit like markings, racoons are smart vicious little vermine that will attack and kill a cat and maim your dog and also carry rabies. I live in the country side and not the city. On more than one occasion I have killed a racoon with a well placed shot from my shotgun. I wish the animal no ill will. If by chance I do not get a clean kill I will track and kill the animal to put it out of its misery.