Raccoons can carry several dangerous diseases including rabies. While incidents of rabid raccoons attacking humans are rare, it's not something you want to risk. Raccoons carry two other diseases, roundworm and leptospirosis, that can also be transmitted to humans and pets.Aug 28, 2013
Raccoons are wild animals, not pets, and even “tamed” are extremely high maintenance and require an experienced, knowledgeable guardian. Even several generations of captive bred raccoons still exhibit all of their wild instincts throughout their lives. 2. It's illegal in certain states in keep raccoons as pets.May 16, 2015
Raccoons usually live together in small, loose groups. Their original habitats are mixed or deciduous forests, but due to their adaptability, they are often found in urban areas where they can be considered pests at times. Raccoons consume a varied diet that includes berries, insects, fruit and small mammals.