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Grand Rapids Michigan Raccoon Control Situation: Sir, My family and I found a baby raccoon (wild) about 5 weeks ago. We were planning on keeping it, but decided after talking to some vets and a wildlife center that the best solution was to give it to an experienced place where it could be watched and released after a period of time. we were told that the rabies could only be spread ten to fourteen days before the animal died. That being said, it's been about 20 days, the raccoon died "suspiciously" this morning. It is being sent for rabies testing now, but I want to know what you think about the situation. Please. Caitlin
A rabid raccoon is immistakeable - paralized twitching legs, foaming mouth, etc. And it would have had to have been infected by another animal. There's almost no chance your raccoon was rabid. It probably died from not having a real raccoon mother.
It seems we have a bit of a raccoon problem. It's a fairly young one, and he's been enjoying our cats' food for a while now. He comes in at night through the cat door. We have several options, including getting an electronic collar for the cats, calling animal control, getting a trap ourselves or rely on a professional. Collaring the cats might entice the raccon to come through the roof or something, animal control will kill it. Therefore I'm looking at either getting a trap myself, or calling the pro. Therefore I would like to understand your service and pricing. Could you please give me more info? E.g. how soon could you be here, what does your service cost, and do you confirm that you don't kill the animal? Thanks in advance for your consideration, Dirk
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