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The turnbuckle keeps the wires taut, allows me to hang the feeders, and, if far enough from the tree and the eaves, keeps the raccoons and squirrels from getting to the feeders — at least so far.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the raccoons are likely infected with a disease called distemper, according to WKBN-TV.
According to animal experts, the raccoons likely are suffering from canine distemper.
Unfortunately, the affected raccoons have to be captured and put down to prevent the disease from spreading further.
The viral disease causes coughing, tremors and seizures and leads raccoons to lose their fear of humans.
But the raccoon kept coming – right up to his door.
Just beware of squirrels and raccoons trying to cause trouble!) 2.
And last month, another rabid raccoon was reported to be in Fruitland Park, according to the Florida Department of Health in Lake County.
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Origin and Etymology of raccoon
First Known Use: 1608See Words from the same year
RACCOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raccoon for English Language Learners
: a small North American animal with grayish-brown fur that has black fur around its eyes and black rings around its tail
: the fur of a raccoon
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