Living in a home with a ravine lot in the Toronto suburbs we see any animals make their way into our space. Even though most Toronto city folk would contact raccoon removal Toronto we enjoy spending time with our guests. Our family takes time every week to sit by the window sipping hot chocolate and relaxing while looking at the raccoon family that lives in our space. On some occasions my kids want and do feed the raccoons. I have instructed them how to do so, and are very careful. You can see the picture of the family as they were last year on our backyard porch. My cousin who lives in had the same problem with raccoons. They called a Brantford raccoon removal company for advice.
They technician provided some info on the animals and I was amazed by how adaptable and capable these creatures are. They are considered to be a generalist species and can be found nearly wherever food, water, and shelter are available. Including of course my backyard. Even though historically raccoons are known to live in wooded river bottoms and they have easily made their way to more populated areas.
I discovered through research that the raccoon was widely known for its habit of “washing” food in water. In fact, I had no idea, until I took some time every Sunday to follow the raccoon family to the river in our lot. Since the raccoon is a nocturnal animal I had to do some night crawling myself which was very exciting. I managed to do so during the summer nights when the temperature is higher and they are most active.
I was also amazed by how comfortable these animals are during the night. It is one thing to read that raccoons are nocturnal and another to actually see with my own eyes how easy it is for them to move around in complete darkness. Apparently, the raccoon’s eyes are rich in light sensitive rods which generate visual perception in the low light conditions of the night but with limited acuity or color perception.
If you too have raccoons visiting your property, you might want to make yourself aware of the fact that raccoons can carry parasites and rabies. It is best to always keep your distance and if you have very young children you might want to consider consulting an animal controlToronto expert.