|Raccoons are strictly nocturnal
so if you see a raccoon out in the daytime it is rabid
||No - while they are
usually more active at night, many will venture out during the day
~ particularly females foraging for food who may have a litter of
babies back in the den. But they are a wild animal and could be rabid.
|Raccoons do not have salivary
||No - they do - that
is where their saliva comes from.
|Raccoons hibernate in the winter
|| No - they go through
a period of decreased activity in the winter, which is referred to
as daily Torpor.
|Raccoons are all carriers of
|| No - and the majority
of them do not have rabies, but if they do catch it will they eventually
die from it like all mammals.
|Raccoons always wash their
|| No - it appears that
they are feeling their food - perhaps checking for things that should
not be present on the food or could harm them.
| Raccoons are really big rodents
|| No - as members of
the Procyonidae family, their closest relatives are the ringtails,
coatis and coatimundis.
|Raccoons eat cats
|| No - they don't. But
they can injure cats if they must fight them off to get at any cat
food left outdoors. Bring your cat and it's food inside.
| Raccoons don't have emotions
|| All creatures feel love and trust and contentment
and fear and anger and loneliness.
|Raccoons make good pets
|| No - raccoons do not
make good pets - and while some may consider this a generalization,
it is true.