Raccoons and House Cats
Date: Summer 2011
Can a cat and a raccoon breed with each? A cat was found and it had kittens. A week later the kittens are much larger and
longer than a normal kitten. They also have rings around their eyes and tails. They have the facial features as a raccoon?
Cats and Raccoons are 2 different species and cannot produce offspring. Kittens often take on the markings of the Tomcat, and the larger size may also be a characteristic from the Tomcats line.
Saundra Sample DVM
Clinical Pathologist Resident
University of Wisconsin
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