We have just finished celebrating Victoria Day Weekend here in Canada. It’s one of those weekends that’s most commonly celebrated with tons of gardening work followed by flopping theatrically into lawn chairs. We got to go to a party too. Even though we are only Americans, we followed all the rules and partied like Canadians, and we celebrated Victoria just right.
But we had a cute little cherry on top. And here he is:
This is a five week old baby raccoon which I found wandering on a busy road. He had no mother in sight, and I really did look for her. We have named him Grendel We are having good success feeding him, and he’s living in the old rabbit hutch and doing quite well. His favorite meal is warm condensed milk with a bit of raw egg yolk.
My ambition is to release him, when he’s old enough to fend for himself, into the wild just a few miles north of us, where there is an abundance of corn, lots of streams, and very few houses.
I have been amazed by the variety of opinions held upon the subject of raising abandoned baby raccoons.
Anybody reading here ever done this? And if so, do you have any good advice?