Skip to comments.A Raccoon Eating Grapes at the Dinner Table Is Almost Adorable (Video)
Posted on 11/09/2013 7:29:49 PM PST by nickcarraway
There's only one flaw in this otherwise cute video of a button-eyed raccoon dexterously eating grapes like he's people: the audio. The sounds of slurping and chomping in this video apparently uploaded by a Russian YouTuber
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That is adorable, and I’m going to send it to some of my younger grandkids.
Thanks for posting!
I didn’t find the sound unnerving at all. I liked it.
Sir... It was raining and it's cold, may I ask if you have anything to eat?
You can tell from my screen name I loved this. Chirr!
(I still think they're cute in someone else's yard)
I’ve fed wild raccoons out of my hand.
But knowing what I do now, never again.
Raccoons, for whatever reason, are prone to rabies. And any wild animal will be cute, cuddly, and somewhat helpless when they are young/infants, but past puberty, they show what they really are.
They still have no idea why they were attacked just sitting in their camp.
Years ago, wife and I were camping in the Alpine Lakes area of the central cascades.
Two am every morning, something walked around the tent line. This went on every night for the almost week we were there.
I figured it was a raccoon or two, but might have been something bigger - didn’t dare tell her, she would have gotten so freaked we would have had to pull up stakes and leave.
Still got pics from that trip. She is long gone, had an aneurysm in 2000 at 41 yrs old. I still often tear up over it.
But it was/is a precious thing. Little bastids! They’re probably long gone also!
My usual visitors came by this evening. They love dog food. But their favorite is oatmeal cookies ... I’ve been feeding the family since the Mom Coon (I named her BG for bandit girl) brought the five around at around their age ten weeks. Now they just come right in the window and take food from my hands as they sit in my lap. I’m having to slowly ‘ween’ them to foraging more and getting fewer handouts. Winter ‘s coming and I spect they’ll continue to be regulars when it get snowy.
bah humbug don’t like, :O) your a bad girl....
they can chew a hole in your roof and make a cozy home for themselves. They will leave if you use a 38 special, permanitly..Had a farm, they are nasty predators and will kill just for the fun of it...killed more of my farm fowl than I did...(not counting the meat chickens we sold) :O)
Hermann Goering knew how to handle them.
that one is cute, but the cat should have attacked...LOL that coon doesn’t take his eyes off the cat even when putting the food in its mouth. would make a nice pelt..I could skin him with an air compressor, single edge razor blade in about 6 minutes.
That man who filmed this seems very lonely but hee made a friend or the animal would have run away when the camera started. Cute. Thanks for posting!
I think that guy’s been coming to our house and eating our kitty’s food. Looks like a familiar move...hubby caught him sneaking up and slowly reaching kibble from her bowl.
Ah...there are youtube videos of them fighting with cats over cat food etc. :) Dog food, ah! And cookies.
Thanks, enjoyed the video...when I go on utube it takes a while for me to quit...ended up watching an elephant give birth. Amazing.
Raccoon feces carry the eggs to a very nasty round worm that humans are VERY susceptible. You can get it from just breathing the air that the dried feces dust is suspended in. Yes they are cute, but possibly deadly because of this.
I didn’t see mention of baylisascaris infectimg people through airborn transmission.
“Many raccoons carry a roundworm called baylisascaris. Infected raccoons pass baylisascaris eggs in the feces. Other animals and people can get infected if they accidentally swallow the eggs in soil or water. “
Hantavirus can be transmitted through breathing it in.
The saying around here is: Don’t sweep the poop
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