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Raccoon Pictures

Updated on April 23, 2008

I have adored raccoons ever since I stayed at my uncle's farm one summer when I was little. He had rescued an orpan baby raccoon and raised it. He was the smartest, most adorable pet ever. We took so many pictures of that raccoon that he probably had his own photo album.

Don't be fooled by the adorable appearance of a raccoon, however. Raccoons are formidable animals in the wild. They are fierce fighters and could cause severe injury. I would not recommend keeping a raccoon as a pet or trying to capture a raccoon. But if you enjoy watching raccoons, here are some of the cutest raccoon pictures on the web.

Adorable Raccoon Pictures

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Pictures of Raccoon Families

Baby Raccoon Pictures

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Close-Up Raccoon Pictures

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      Stephanie Lumsden 6 years ago

      I live in Iowa and rescue baby raccoons every spring. Everyone calls me the raccoon lady. It never fails, each spring I get at least one phone call from someone who has found an abandoned baby. I absolutely love them!! I release them all back into the wild when they are ready, eventually they all go on their merry way. I had one that came back to have her litter in my garage. There are alot of trappers here, it just makes me sick to know these animals are trapped for their fur. They are so smart with great personalities! The most fun, always keeping us on our toes with new tricks and constantly laughing at their antics. You just can't keep them too long, they can get very mean and destructive as they get older.

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      coon killer 6 years ago

      i kill coon and sell there fur

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      kewlgirl 6 years ago

      ok but why not some sleeping ?

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      Robin 6 years ago

      I had 2 raccoons when i was growing up we named them rasco and enos like Dukes of hazard sorry about the spelling they were great but one turned really mean and bit my sister so we had to get rid of them we had them for a very long time

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      morgan 6 years ago

      i luv raccons i really want 1 but we cant get 1.they r very cute.

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      judy 6 years ago

      i have raised raccons all my life and i am 53 and i still believe they are the best pets very smarti

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      JBFELZIEN 7 years ago

      I had two and i adored them i got them one week and fell in love with them on the trip home please help me find another their names were angel and faith.

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      riley kollatos 7 years ago

      add me on face book

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      riley 7 years ago

      i have a pet too

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      bill murey 7 years ago

      i think they are cool

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      kevin 7 years ago

      i saved a baby coon when the mom got killed. my son and my wife fell in love with that coon and so did i. it finally grown up and wanted outside but i promised my son that i would get another one. can somebody please help me find a baby coon for my son again? my email is,

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      jamie 8 years ago

      i love racoons there like so amzing to me and great pictures i actually have a pet racoon and i love it like they are so cute to me

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      bob 8 years ago

      i l them

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      rac lady 8 years ago

      I have been raising baby raccoons for day old to one year....they are the greatest....but they are wild animals and so very smart.....I adore them

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      zoey 8 years ago

      thay are so so so soooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Candy 9 years ago

      There soooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      amber 9 years ago

      they are cute

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      nutcase101 9 years ago

      that picture of the raccoon snarling is very scary!

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      msms 9 years ago

      Angela Harris your Hub is a darling always today with Raccoon PicturesIt is not an orpan baby raccoon . You made him known to all of us here. The smartest, most adorable Raccoon.

      Thanks Angela

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      Roberta Kyle 9 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Where did you get those baby racoon pix? Just great--in fact they are all great and I loved the linx to the other animal hubs--great job Angela

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Thanks for the comments, everyone.

      John, that is such a great story. I hope Limpet made it all right after you left. But raccoons are tough little creatures and really smart. He was probably just fine.

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      solarshingles 9 years ago from london

      Wonderful photos! These naughty creatures are so very cute.

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      Wbisbill 9 years ago from Tennessee USA

      Great hub.

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      John Chancellor 9 years ago from Tennessee


      You certainly brought back some fond memories. At our previous residence, we had this wonderful back yard that was home to about 20 squirrels. I loved to feed them and watch them. We started to notice that any food that was left over was gone the next day. One night we caught sight of the bandit. It was a family of raccoons. Well we started feeding them also. After a short time, if there was not food out of the patio for them, one would come to the back french door and paw on it.

      But we also had a heart breaker. One we named Limpet, because he had some real trouble with balance and walking. We were very concerned for him when we moved.

      We also learned that mother raccoons make their young fend for themselves very early. We were watching a young one try to take some of mom's food. She let him (it) know very clearly that he had to learn to fend for himself. She was not sharing.