What should I do with a raccoon after I catch it?
Raccoons are wild animals that quite often get very close to humans
in their search for food and shelter, especially pregnant females
that are looking for a safe location to create a nest and deliver
babies. If pregnant female gets inside your house (into the attic,
for example) she will create home for her babies and stay with them
there for several months, making quite a mess of your attic. Wild
animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These
are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any place
where the human are to move about. This is just because of the
threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence.
There are humane ways to catch a raccoon that has found home in your
house. The live trap is a safe and humane way to capture raccoon and
safely remove it from your home.
If you have trapped the raccoon, you must consider your options. You
can either relocate it or kill it, but whatever choice you are
considering, it is important to prevent any suffering of the animal.
The best way to kill a raccoon is to be quick and efficient.
On the other side, if you choose to relocate a raccoon instead of
killing it, it is very important to choose a location that is far
away from your home-or it will find its way back in a short period.
Some people also wonder what the best destination to leave raccoons
at is: should it be somewhere it the wilderness, perhaps? There is
no simple answer to this question because animal that has been in
human area has got used to finding food easily and having a
shelter-which means that it will be quite challenging for it to
survive in hostile wilderness. Additionally, it is also important to
make sure weather caught raccoon is mother that is still nursing. If
you catch a raccoon with babies that are still nursing, it is
important to find the babies because they can't survive on their
own. If left alone without mother for a day or two, they will die of
starvation, which is indeed inhumane. If you catch nursing mother
(female raccoon with visible nipples), search for the babies (most
likely somewhere in your attic) in order to take care of them
together. If not sure how and where to safely relocate entire
raccoon family, contact the professionals to get the advice!
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