A super duper cute video making the rounds lately, although almost a month old, is of a baby raccoon making use of a water bowl set out to make sure a nearby raccoon family could stay healthy during the late summer. I kind of frown on this type of thing as it makes the wild animals dependent on the help of people. I’m sure they would have found a source of water on their own without human intervention. But, hey, if we left them to their own devices we wouldn’t get cute raccoon videos, so I guess it all works out.
In other raccoon news, the Raccoon River was overflowing late this week due to a lot of rain. I’m just happy to hear there’s a Raccoon River. I’d love to see a raccoon along it.
Source: Des Moines Register
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