Tag: raccoon

Raccoon Distemper Transmissible to Dogs

Q: Our dogs killed a raccoon that looked rabid, and we took it away from them. The county animal services people who picked up the raccoon later reported that it had distemper, not rabies. Is raccoon distemper transmissible to dogs? What about humans? A: Distemper is widespread in the raccoon population. The disease is caused…


Raccoon Falls Through Ceiling Into Packed LSU Dining Hall

BATON ROUGE, La.—A raccoon fell through the ceiling into a packed dining hall at Louisiana State University as students screamed and a cook tried to catch it in a basket. Freshman Danielle Gipson told The Reveille student newspaper that everyone was standing up and looking around for a raccoon when she went into the 459…