|Image from Stinkerpot|
A woman wrote in the animal advice columnist (I never thought that was a thing) for the Mercury News (San Jose, CA) about seeing raccoons in her swimming pool. She just thought they were practicing their backstroke but the columnist had to let her in on the awful truth; apparently raccoons like to “go to the bathroom” in a pool as much as people do! Ewwww! They may be cute, but poo is nasty no matter what creature it comes from.
- Winter Olympic Mascots @ ESPN (A raccoon named Roni was the mascot of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Sadly, swimming is not a winter game.)
- Raccoons & Pools @ CDC
- Raccoons Pooping in Swimming Pool @ Professional Wildlife Removal (includes pictures of actual raccoon poop!)