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Poisoning raccoons is typically ineffective, and in some states it is illegal to poison the animals. Options that are effective include trapping, fencing the property and removing items that attract the animals, such as garbage or other food sources.


Two good raccoon recipes are raccoon pot roast and baked raccoon. The baked raccoon recipe takes around 45 minutes to prepare and 180 minutes to cook. The recipe calls for one large raccoon, oil, bay leaves, onion, bell peppers, celery, seasoning and water. The recipe makes eight servings.


State and local laws change from state to state, but most areas do not allow poisoning as an option to get rid of raccoons. Most states, like Indiana, New York and Oklahoma, recommend removing food sources and den making areas before taking any steps to remove the raccoon, as noted by the government


Homemade raccoon poison is frequently made by mixing toxic fly bait with Coca Cola to disguise the taste; however, killing raccoons in this manner is strongly advised against as it presents a danger to other animals. Homemade raccoon poison has been known to kill cats and dogs.


Raccoons are notorious scavengers that seek out almost any food left out on a property. Keep these animals away by identifying any outdoor sources of food and keeping the property clean and secure. Removing raccoons from your property is an ongoing process that could take several days to complete.


One fun fact about raccoons is that President Calvin Coolidge kept one as a pet. Another interesting fact is that raccoons are colorblind and possess poor eyesight.


In English, the word "raccoon" is an adaptation of a Native American word from the Powhatan tribe that means "animal that scratches with its hands." The animal's scientific name is Procyon lotor. It is neo-Latin, and it means “before-dog washer."


There are seven different species of raccoons, including the North American raccoon, the most common member of the raccoon family. The distinctive masked face of this raccoon species is seen in the wild from north of Canada to South America.


Raccoons are omnivores and eat both plants and animals. They are very skilled at problem solving and have a reputation of eating just about anything they can access.


Raccoons are omnivores, meaning they eat a vast selection of plant and animal foods. They are opportunistic feeders, and their diets change according to what is available in their location.