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I Found a Raccoon
WARNING! – Raccoons can contract rabies. Do not touch a raccoon until you have spoken Greenwood Wildlife.
Call Greenwood Wildlife at (303) 823-8455.
I Found an Adult Raccoon
If you have found an injured or sick adult raccoon, call your local Animal Control Officer or Greenwood Wildlife (303) 823-8455. If you are having issues with a nuisance raccoon, visit our humane solutions page.
I Found a Baby Raccoon
What to Do
If you suspect the raccoon is orphaned, call Greenwood Wildlife at (303) 823-8455 before attempting rescue.
No food or water! People often think that feeding an animal will make it feel better, but doing so can endanger its life.
A baby raccoon’s best chance for survival is to be raised by its natural parents. It is imperative that you make every effort to allow the parents to care for their babies before considering removing a baby raccoon from the wild. Raccoons are excellent mothers and take good care of their young. If you have disturbed a den or frightened an adult raccoon, you may see the adult run away from the den or her baby. There is a very good chance that the mother will return at night and continue to care for her young.
Regarding after-hours rescuing, reuniting, transporting and nuisance raccoons, please follow Reunite a Raccoon.
Video of raccoon reunite in action:
For a sound loop of a baby Raccoon calling it’s mother – CLICK HERE. It is helpful to leave this playing next to the reunite box to attract the mother (see Rescue a Raccoon instructions above).