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i had raccoons as a pet for a while does that effect how they live in the wild if you set them free or is it best to keep them until they die


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If you had them since they were babies they are probably imprinted on humans (meaning they look to people for food and are not afraid of them). This would make it hard for them to survive in the wild. If you had them as adults and just for a little while, they probably retained much of their wildlife "skills" and would be fine out by themselves. If you do have raccoons that you wish to return to the wild, look for a wildlife rehabilitator near you. They would have the ability to try to recondition the animals to be released again.

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