Unruly baby raccoon finally corralled by mom

August 24, 2017 • 2:30 pm

This is a great video showing a renegade baby raccoon refusing to enter its tree hole den. Mom is frustrated and makes repeated attempts to stuff the little bugger in, going so far as to grab it on the head with her teeth (this doesn’t look like a felid scruff carry!). She finally wins after a long struggle—after all, that baby carries half of her genes and has to be secured.

28 thoughts on “Unruly baby raccoon finally corralled by mom

    1. Not even if they arrive ready-peeled and roasted?
      (Trying to remember the mythological character fed his children by a pissed-off Hermes. Probably several of them. Appears in the Norse canon too, IIRC.)

    1. What amused me is the contrast between the two cubs (? kits?).
      I know birds can vary hatching date by some days across a brood. I don’t think it’s feasible in mammals, but … anyone know counter examples? With a helpless (altricial? yes) infant, there could be appreciable advantages, if the mechanics could be managed. “IF”.

    1. Does claustrophobia explain the low proportion of “born again” Xtians? Or is it the screaming and running for the hills on behalf of the mothers when the idea is broached?

  1. Dum da, dum da, dum da, dum da, dum da, [horns – sceeeech!] [piccolo – tweeeeet!] dum da, dum da, dum da,…

    1. I think John Carpenter did it better.
      Did I just remember the composer of a bit of movie music? No : “by composer John Williams”. Well at least that part of the universe is working to expectation.
      From Wiki:

      Three full-size pneumatically powered prop sharks—which the film crew nicknamed “Bruce” after Spielberg’s lawyer,

      Ah, obviously a joke with pedigree.
      Ah, here it is: shark theme. Youtube, fuller. But what sort of distorted Youtube algorithmmic logic put this next to Jaws?

      1. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to take mercury onto an airliner. Not that I actually have any. In any event, amalgamation is an interesting process. It’s used in teeth fillings, although now-a-days they use a ceramic filling material that’s white. Nice color for teeth.

        1. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to take mercury onto an airliner.

          At the back of the check-in desk there should be a red, black and white cartoon of the various classes of prohibited items. I think it’s IATA rules, so should be the same in the USA, public and private airports. There should also be a more detailed list.
          Many hours spent sitting in departure lounges, bored out of skull, wondering if I’ll be flying or going back on shift.

  2. Just the raccoon version of what most parents to thru @ bedtime. But I feel sorry for the kits. Imagine how stuffy it must be in there. Everyone in fur coats to boot…

  3. Adorable. 🙂

    I don’t see the kit as “bratty,” though. Looks to me as if it’s just learning to climb and hanging on for dear life.

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