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Customer Raccoon Email: Hello David, We have a Raccoon in our backyard every night that has an aluminum can attached to his front leg. Looks like he stepped into the can (like a coke can) and got it hung on his front leg. He has been coming in our yard for about 2 months now, tagging along that can. What can we do? Can the animal be captured, put to sleep, and assisted with getting the can off him? the can is mashed tightly against his leg. We feed them every night and he always shows up to eat. please reply back on what i need to do to get this raccoon some help. thank you, Eddie
My Answer: Yes, we can trap the raccoon, briefly knock it out with a sedative, and remove the can from its foot.
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The raccoon (Procyon lotor), is a common urban animal, and native to North America. Raccoons are easy to recognize, with a black mask and ringed tail, as seen in the above photo.
Raccoons tend to weigh between 10-20 pounds as adults, and live an average of 5 years. They are mostly nocturnal, and are omnivores, and will often eat pet food or garbage. They have
become very acclimated to living in cities and urban areas. They are very strong, excellent climbers, very intelligent, and they are very skilled with their hands, which causes them to
commonly break into homes and attics, where they cause considerable damage, and they also destroy other property, and thus raccoons
are considered pest animals by many people, which is why I remove them. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Raccoons page.
AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal
and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if
you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about
wildlife problems or raccoon control issues.