Raccoons can annoy you beyond words owing to their destructive nature. Besides turning your residential compound into a zoo of unwanted furry animals, cocoons are also conduits through which rabies, fleas, and roundworms may attack your home, leaving behind a trail of diseases. For this reason, many may vouch for “phase out raccoons” campaigns – a matter that can lead to inhumane treatment of these creatures which can as well be funny and entertaining in the same breath. Raccoons’ role in keeping the natural balance of events can’t as well be overstated. It’s subsequently significant to know how to control raccoon populations in your compound by deploying humane raccoon babies removal methods .
Picking up a gaze of baby raccoons from soft and warm spots in your compound and throwing them out in the cold is inhumane. Just like human beings, baby raccoons can’t survive low temperatures. Other than dying as a result of frostbite, baby raccoons aren’t always recognized by their mothers whenever their body temperatures fall below certain levels. Subjecting them to cold conditions subsequently, equals exposing them to fatal parental neglect.
A raccoon can seek asylum in your compound to recuperate from an injury that it obtained running away from a predator. Don’t, therefore, whisk out any raccoon that you may bump into – in your compound – before checking whether it’s injured or not. Broken legs and spinal injuries can be fixed in animal zoos and orphanages. Therefore, instead of throwing injured baby raccoons back to the wild, clean their noses to prevent suffocation incidents which may be brought about by dried blood on their nostrils and then give them a ride to the nearest animal care expert.
Find the Mother
At birth, raccoons are nearly blind. It’s consequently possible for them to be left behind by their mother as they shift from place to place in search of food. The humane thing to do in this instance is to figure out where the mother might be. Flow her trail by looking at any possible tracks which may lead to her current dwelling place. As you do this, ensure that the raccoons are warm enough to emit the scent that their mother needs to recognize them, take them back, and accord them the parental care they deserve.
Adopt a Raccoon
Raccoons can make wonderful pets since they are hilarious and intelligent. Adopting one or two isn’t, therefore, a bad idea. Take your time to learn more about their diet and grooming requirements should you decide to adopt a raccoon. Or, how else would you treat baby raccoons humanely if you adopt them, only starve them to death?