An orphan raccoon Baby thinks Opie the Basset Hound is his mother - some hunting dog!!
Opie the basset hound is not interested in chasing around an orphan raccoon "Baby" because the northeast is experiencing a heat wave and it is almost 100 degrees out. Although raccoons are very cute, they are still a wild animal and should not be kept as a pet and belong in the wild. Her mother abandoned this little raccoon. . We are in the process of locating a local organization that will properly take care of her and release her into the wild so she can fend for herself. It is cute for the moment, however, to see a hound dog and a raccoon hanging out together.
http://www.nancyannphotos.com Links for more information on raccoons: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com... http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu... Interesting blog regarding why you should discourage feeding raccoons: http://katdocsworld.blogspot.com/2007... More info on why you should not feed and care for wild animals: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/sanjuans/...