Interesting article on raccoons interacting with humans in an urban environment.
“They are wild animals. They may look cute and cuddly, but a big raccoon is about as fearsome an animal as you’ll ever run into,” he said.
Like most wild animals, raccoons won’t attack first unless they feel threatened or cornered, but they are more prone to it if they have kits. Larger males can be irritable but will usually direct their anger towards other animals, such as dogs or cats if they perceive them as the culprit of their dissatisfaction.
“Usually it’s going to be the other animal. They may bluff charge sometimes and they’ll definitely be vocal. They are a very vocal critter. But they are used to living with us,” Lang said.