Raccoon Photos

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These very cute animals can be pests or pets for homeowners, and are very photogenic. This page contains raccoon photos.


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Photo Description
Raccoons are nocturnal animals meaning they are active at night and sleep during the day. But where do raccoons sleep during the day? Well I got my answer the other day. I looked up into the tree above my back deck one morning and saw this raccoon lying on a limb. Its front and back legs were dangling over the limb and it was sound asleep. I quickly got my phone out to take a photo. It woke up and gave me a look. Once I took the photo, it went back to sleep. It stayed in the same place all day long. Once it started getting dark, it was gone. I hope it had a good night hunting because it sure had a restful day.


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Carolina Beach State Park, NC

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My husband hand feeds this sweet raccoon, and has called it Sparky for a long time. I saw 'him' from the side, and noticed the equipment needed for a 'snack bar for babies'.

Sparklette Raccoon

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This is not a pet, just a wandering visitor. I had made this little "Town Hall" for the squirrels to come and eat peanuts from, and one morning there was a raccoon up there helping himself to the buffet.

Raccoon at squirrel feeder.

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Mama raccoon and 4 baby raccoons living in the vicinity of the parking lot where I work. Mama brings her babies out almost daily to cross the parking lot and look for food.

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Me and my friends were flying to our favorite feeding spot when we were accosted by a four legged masked bandit, we settled in a tree just watching, couldn't believe our eyes!

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These are the wild raccoons that frequent our yard. This is the fourth generation of raccoons. They enjoy dipping in to our dog's food.


It has been a real treat watching them grow up, and grow old.

Raccoon on patio, digging in planter.

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We were lighting fireworks off on New Years eve and she (the raccoon) came running over to us and was so friendly and loving. She must had been someone's pet for her to be so friendly.

A Friendly Raccoon

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July 5, 2005

Not really a pet but I do feed this little guy and 3 others a bit bigger than him every night. They show up starting at dusk to get "their" dog food!

A raccoon outside at night with glowing eyes.

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We were recently woken at dawn to our incessant barking. My husband, Jess and I ran out in our PJs and robes to discover this raccoon high up in our cherry tree.

A raccoon high up in a cherry tree. Photo by Lens Flare Photography

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Sam was probably around 3 months old. I'm not sure how old the chick was, it was one that we hatched.

Sam (Raccoon)

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September 30, 2017

While it is illegal in many areas to remove wildlife and keep it as a pet, raccoons seem to enter the world of pets in a variety of ways. Typically, they are found as orphan babies.


These mischievous, playful creatures are quite captivating. This is a page containing pet raccoon photos.

Young Raccoon being hand fed cheese.

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July 16, 2010

A young raccoon came out to play in our backyard the other day. Posing for us up in the tree. Then he became cheeky and stuck out his tongue!

By Nicole


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They are cute, at a distance. Mean, up close and personal. Don't corner one.

By Vi Johnson

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Great photo and what a cute critter! :-) (06/22/2010)

By Deeli

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Wow, what a great picture! So cute! Love the tongue! (06/22/2010)

By Stacey Silva

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That is hilarious! What a cheeky little booger! LOL. (06/22/2010)

By one.of.a.kind

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I love it! You started a lot of smiles! (06/23/2010)

By Beth

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Too cute! Makes a great photo for note cards! (07/05/2010)

By Heather Krucker

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June 21, 2010

We were near a stream in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park when we noticed this raccoon. We were very quiet so we would not disturb his hand washing. Can't have a dirty raccoon, can we?




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What a great picture! Thank you for sharing. (06/03/2010)

By Joan

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I am an Australian, and we don't have raccoons here. When I visited my brother in Canada five years ago, I was delighted to see two of them in a small park in Toronto. When I went to the bed and breakfast where I was staying, I excitedly told the owner I had seen raccoons. She said "They are vermin!" How deflating, and Phooey to her! I loved seeing them, and the other Canadian wild life.

By Ellie

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June 2, 2010

We encountered a baby raccoon with it's eye's closed still on our acreage peeking out of a hole in one of our trees.

A baby raccoon sleeping in a tree.

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May 28, 2010

This raccoon mom and her kids visit at dark to eat my grapes.

Four raccoons on a deck railing at night.

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