Raccoons during the daytime
August 14, 2010 10:04 PM Subscribe
Raccoons during the daytime -- dangerous?
posted by whiskeyspider to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total)
I was walking a hiking trail today and spotted a raccoon about 20 feet in front of me. The strange thing was that it was noon, bright and sunny. I've never seen a raccoon at this time of day. It was just walking here and there sniffing the shrubs. At one point it turned over on its back in some loose dirt and kind of acted playful. It looked cute even.
Or is this behavior a sign of rabies? Is just being out during the day a sign of rabies? He never looked at me (I think a dog would have easily noticed me at that distance). I turned and walked in the opposite direction. Saw no one coming in either direction to warn or discuss the situation with.
Just curious if anyone has any thoughts on the situation. Thanks!