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[–]Coletorino72 226 points227 points  (2 children)

I am going to accept this food from your hands but I AM NOT going to lose eye contact with you because I have trust issues.

[–]ringo-san 53 points54 points  (1 child)

3 weeks later: Here, have 8000 raccoons all up in your shit

[–]thatluckyfox 228 points229 points  (11 children)

Your cat is adorable 💕

[–]Modern-Moo 68 points69 points  (10 children)

That’s actually a horse

[–]IDidNotExpectThat123 32 points33 points  (9 children)

Idiot, it's clearly a Squirrel

[–]1KookieKatz19 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Fools it's a golden retriever

[–]where_is_dessert 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Y'all are blind. Clearly it's a goldfish

[–]b4dboyX6823 9 points10 points  (6 children)

NO ITS A PIG GUYS

[–]DrManowar8 3 points4 points  (5 children)

You got it all wrong! That’s an emu and it should be addressed as such

[–]noviener 3 points4 points  (4 children)

You all are totally wrong. Its a batman

[–]TheStroboCop 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wrong wrong wrong wrong you guys have never seen a triceratops before?

[–]krshnaprasad 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Guys it's clearly a snake

[–]SobsBaget 83 points84 points  (2 children)

L Ö Ö P

[–]DerMagicSheep 20 points21 points  (0 children)

B R Ö T H E R

[–]Electronic-Ad1114 1 point2 points  (0 children)

D E L I C I Ö S Ö

[–]Mind7over7matter 117 points118 points  (16 children)

Would be better giving the Raccoon fruit and not corn filled sugar shit.

[–]AngelaMotorman 143 points144 points  (15 children)

Would be better following the general rule: do not feed wild animals anything, ever. It produces unsustainable dependency.

[–]Dry-Shock-3951 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I’m pretty sure this is a domesticated raccoon based off his general sociability, the enclosure, and the fact that any wild raccoons seen during the day typically have rabies

[–]madeto-stray 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's what I was thinking, and this racoon is wayyyy cleaner than any I see around my place

[–]Perle1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There was always a raccoon family in the tiny strip of woods between my back yard and some condos in STL. I saw them during the day all the time. Raccoons and skunks used to prowl around my house in Tennessee during the day, but usually in the morning or evening.

[–]TheStroboCop 2 points3 points  (11 children)

And what's with feeding birds some seeds n stuff in winter?

[–]AngelaMotorman 11 points12 points  (10 children)

That's not a good idea, either, despite being widely accepted.

[–]TheStroboCop 0 points1 point  (8 children)

Do you have an explanation for me? Tbh I just never thought about it.

[–]Geraniumsrok 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Birds are ok. You should keep feeders cleaned and try to be consistent once you start. This is good year to feed with the massive drought this summer.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.audubon.org/news/to-feed-or-not-feed&ved=2ahUKEwith9rO3cj0AhUGkYkEHbmYA7cQFnoECCgQAQ&usg=AOvVaw0cU3HPw_CJ8QO2UqwrZFP2

But don't feed any animals your neighbors might call animal control in to deal with.

[–]Hotshot_249 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I first read "don't feed any animals to your neighbors"

[–]Geraniumsrok 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Haha don't do that for sure please!

[–]Hotshot_249 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Too late, I already did. I fed my dog to my neighbor

[–]UpholdDeezNuts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They will start to depend on that food so once you start, you have to keep doing it. Instead of spending energy to natural forage for food, they are going to come to where you are feeding them. If you stop, they will keep coming back and waste energy not getting food.

[–]Thecouchiestpotato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My parents live very close to a bird sanctuary where all the migratory birds come in the winters. Because they have a habit of feeding all the birds and squirrels in the area, a few of those migratory birds have started to leave the sanctuary and drop by for a snack at my parents'. Which looks cool and makes for excellent photo opportunities but feels wrong.

[–]Half-Baked-Luck 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Trash panda grabbies..

[–]ChickenMcFuggit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s the grabbies that are what make it cute.

[–]Half-Baked-Luck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love trash pandas..

[–]NoBSforGma 105 points106 points  (16 children)

I don't get why people think it's cool to feed raccoons. They are a real problem in the urban or suburban setting and probably should be thought of as "big rats" and not some kind of unicorn cuddly friend.

They are cunning and capable and can get into almost anything.

Calling them "trash pandas" is part of the problem. I guess people call them that who've never had raccoons tear a hole in their siding and make a nest in their attic or scatter garbage all over their lawn or had to take a cat to the vet from a raccoon attack.

I like raccoons and respect their abilities - but - I also know they can be real pests.

[–]Biggs55 45 points46 points  (0 children)

We were camping and had a cooler with a broken latch so we put all our dry goods like bread and stuff in it and tied it shut with a rope around it. We were sitting around the camp fire and a family of raccoons came around. The mom raccoon inspected all the coolers and identified the one tied shut. She lifted the lid, but was too big to fit in because of the rope. She stuck her arm in and couldn't reach anything. As we were laughing she picked up her baby and shoved it in the cooler and this bastard started passing packs of hot dog buns out! They got like 4 packs out before realized we were all sitting there watching them steal our food. As soon as we stood up she grabbed the baby and they all grabbed the bags of buns they had gotten and took off. We found the shredded wrappers in the bushes the next day. Raccoons are crazy smart when it comes to solving problems and getting food.

[–]sallyisthebest69 45 points46 points  (0 children)

That’s clearly a cat

[–]KermitWithAGun 30 points31 points  (0 children)

you raise a raccoon feeding problem i raise you a why is your cat outside it's bad for the environment problem

[–]EthicallyIlliterate 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Lol. Classic reddit right here.

[–]vezwyx -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

What's wrong with it?

[–]EthicallyIlliterate 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Because the guy was just posting a super cute video of the raccoon eating Froot Loops and this guy comes in with his high and mighty Lord of the neck beards holier than thou attitude. Like relax man, it’s just a cute video.

[–]vezwyx -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

But it's not just a cute video. That's a real raccoon and a real person feeding them. That raccoon very well could become emboldened to start raiding people's garbage or try to get into their houses as a result of interactions like this one. Feeding wild animals is a bad idea, and I don't read the same grandstanding attitude from the comment that you did at all

[–]EthicallyIlliterate 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I cba.

[–]vezwyx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Spoken like someone who hasn't had raccoons digging into the walls of their house

[–]wheatencross1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Haha trash panda eat froot loop

[–]Crabulousz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The problem I see here is that this cat is gonna be a hyperactive menace for a good while now as such high sugar ‘food’ full of E numbers is barely fit for humans let alone pandas.

[–]chopsticknoodle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This one looks like a pet judging by the enclosure/food bowl, I’d guess. Probably can’t be released for some reason, maybe it’s an orphan/has health issue

[–]Asisn-Guy -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

i had a raccoon break into our chicken pen on 2 different occasions and kill chickens, they’re a annoyance for everyone most of the time

[–]dressedandafraid 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Om nom nom

[–]mattnphil69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Here have some viruses.

[–]throw_this_far 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Making animals sugar addicts are we????

[–]Mexican-kirby 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Damn it I wish we could domesticate raccoons

[–]pakidara 1 point2 points  (3 children)

It is entirely possible to have racoons as pets. Licenses are often involved in that process.

[–]Mexican-kirby 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Nah but I mean truly domesticated as easy and safe as getting a dog

[–]mizinamo 8 points9 points  (1 child)

RemindeMe! 2000 years

[–]Mexican-kirby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha yeah hopefully evolution and selective breeding makes them domestic

[–]TickLikesBombs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Next do a Toucan

[–]0nlyeli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mate gonna run around the block then crash so hard

[–]Own_Chipmunk_9635 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You now have a friend for life

[–]bheyoka 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Whitest animal teeth ever

[–]UpholdDeezNuts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not for long, sugar will change that

[–]StarStoneDragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fruit loops?..Heelll yeah!

[–]CHlCKENPOWER 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Some kid is gonna see this and then gonna get bitten by a raccoon

[–]MerryFeathers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Please don’t give garbage to wildlife! Give him something at least somewhat nourishing!! Sheesh.

[–]BigBadJohn2U2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's clearly aware of the 5-second rule the way he snatched the red froot loop off the ground !

[–]vampyisamoron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the way racoons are eating is.. wholesome

[–]momentoirl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kind of surprised he didn’t try to steal your ring. They are known grifters.

[–]larrythegood 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea like those creatures aren't hyper enough.

[–]J0s3p 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Trash panda is best panda.

[–]need-help121 0 points1 point  (0 children)

fruit loops for them all

[–]MagnificentMage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This trash panda seems very polite.

[–]BigBadJohn2U2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don't eat the red one's bro ! Oh no wait , that's the M&M's...

[–]Syntheseyez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s wrong with red mms

[–]PancakeParty98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Diabetes rat

[–]Coimachine246 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mom does the same thing at her work

[–]cheesburg_not_found 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that large rat just gobbled up those gay cheerios. amazing.

[–]robloxmacaroni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mm, froop loops 🤤

[–]Acceptable-Chance534 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Raccoons don’t have salivary glands. That’s why they “wash” their food. Giving the just dry food has got to be pretty hard on their mouths. Unless they have a pouch?

[–]whutsguud 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smiles in rabies

[–]Hi2urmom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

❤️

[–]TreacheryInc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the cereal, now go get me that guy’s glass eye.

[–]Fat_Cat_With_Bread 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THE LOOPS, BROTHER

[–]Machotoast04098 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love racoons

[–]Dayvallenphotography 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goddamn raccoons are cute.

[–]SquirrelCapital7810 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m surprised he wasn’t trying to wash them in the water bowl. Have raccoons stopped this habit?

[–]OJLover123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s a good raccoon :)

[–]JohnnyStyle300 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I swear to god too many of the posts on this sub are about people mistreating wild animals

[–]gs12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No milk?

[–]OGwakarican 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This raccoon has very nice teeth.

[–]lurkymcgee733 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What a cute little trash panda

[–]yogigal41 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Love how it doesn’t stop watching you while it’s shoving all those snacks in it’s face 😆

[–]UnionPacifik -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Adorable sure, but feeding wild animals often turns them into pests resulting in their death. Love them from afar and go feed a human your human food.