See what a raccoon does to a big dog: Photo Friday

Big dogs behave and respond differently than little dogs. Big dogs can often be calm in the face of wild and odd behavior (from people and other animals). Perhaps being large of size, big dogs do not have so many barking fits at the strange antics of other creatures? What do you think?

Big dogs often indulge the infants of other species

A big dog watching and waiting patiently in a public park.
A big dog watching and waiting patiently in a public park.

 Raccoons Are Awesome: Compilation

A fun and funny video for your Friday, do share but…

Don’t try this at home!

Wild animals do not make great pets. The man who took these raccoons in, did it because he knew what to do to help them grow up and return to nature. Of course raccoons play, like all young mammals do, they have to learn what they can do, and can’t do. Like human children, raccoons learn by doing and are often surprised at what they should never do.

Thanks for looking in.

Have a great weekend. Deborah Taylor-French

6 thoughts on “See what a raccoon does to a big dog: Photo Friday

  1. I live in the BC mountains, and sometimes people end up with pets that are part dog, part wolf. Although cute when little they can turn into unmanageable adults. My lab was attacked by a wolf/dog that she’d been friends with for a year. Once the wolf/dog turned into an adult, she no longer wanted to tolerate the other dogs in the neighbourhood. Just want to say I believe what you said – Wild animals do not make good pets.

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    1. Thanks Kristina for writing about your terrible experience.

      People like the idea of living with a wild animal or a wolf-dog hybred. But experience taught one of the wolf keepers that the majority of animals she raised, turned unmanageble and too dangerous, even for her.

      Sorry I can’t find her name right now, but I’ve read her story of how each animal she had rescued or raised showed aggression toward her.

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  2. A raccoon can also be a dangerous pet. Their feces can carry several dangerous diseases, some even fatal to humans. I learned about this when I volunteered at a wildlife rescue center. We were required to wear gloves and rubber boots when cleaning the cages. The gloves were to be discarded and the boots disinfected.

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    1. THanks for your reblog and your comment. I had so much fun surfing your blog and liking dozens of posts. I’m giving your “Why You Can’t Have a Border Collie (and I can)” a big two thumbs up! Great original thinking and writing.

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