Do Raccoons Come Out In The Rain?

Virtually all wild animals normally take cover when it is raining heavily including raccoons. But the heaviness of the rain determines whether raccoons will be able to forage with the rain or not. If it is a soft rain it is not unlikely to find hungry raccoons mostly the mother raccoons that are presently nursing young which can make them to need extra time for foraging. So, for that reason, it is not unlikely for you to find raccoons moving around under soft rain to look for food. However, if the rain is so heavy and you spot raccoons moving around under the rain to look for food you should suspect the raccoon to be sick mostly rabies.

Never Disturb a Raccoon Foraging Under the Rain
Do you just spot raccoons moving under rain and you are wondering whether the coon is healthy or not? The best thing to do is to just to stay away from such raccoon and allow it to go its own way. It is possible that what you saw as a nursing raccoon with babies somewhere and if you happen to kill it the babies will surfer and starve to death. So, the most important thing and the best way to deal with the situation are to avoid disturbing the raccoon.

Stay Away From Raccoons Showing Abnormal Behavior As It Can Be Sick
Apart from seeing raccoons moving around to look for food under the rain, if you find any raccoon behaving abnormally the best thing is to avoid it totally. Never go close to such raccoon as it may be sick of rabies which made it to start showing such abnormal behavior.

Protect Your Pets from Raccoon You Find Around Your Home at Any Point in Time
Your pets can easily be victim of rabies from sick or infected raccoons if you allow them to chase after any coon you find around. For that reason, to save your lovely pet from the risk of this dangerous disease of the nervous system you should completely avoid allow your pets to chase after a sick raccoon.

Prevent Raccoons from Coming around Your Home to Forage

You can completely prevent raccoons from coming around your home just by making your home unattractive to them. Clean up the front of your house, dispose the garbage and ensure your pet foods are not left to scatter around the compound.

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Do Raccoons Come Out In The Rain?

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