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Baby Raccoon Gets Rescued After 2 Days Trapped On Ledge

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 10.19.2016 | Weird News

For these Canadian firefighters, there’s no job too big and no life too small. Several of Toronto’s bravest pulled out all the stops to help rescu...

Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side.

Raccoon Refused To Leave The People Who Saved His Life

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green

When Loki the raccoon was just a baby, Kat Wagg found him abandoned and extremely sick....

Just Because A Raccoon Is Out In The Daytime Doesn't Mean It's Rabid

Allison McClure | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Allison McClure

Many of us grew up being told raccoons definitely have rabies when they are seen during the day. However, a raccoon that's active during the day is not necessarily sick or dangerous.

On the Happiness Road: Temporary Inconvenience, Permanent Improvement

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Green
Ginny Sassaman

I'm in the midst of a personal "inconvenient" situation on the road to more-or-less permanent improvement -- an improvement which is also, not coincidentally, a tiny drop in the ocean of changes we need for a healthy planet.

Raccoon Mom Teaches Baby How To Climb A Tree

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weird News

This little guy will get the hang of it eventually. In a video uploaded to YouTube last week, Jeffrey Reid caught a mother raccoon teaching her lit...

Raccoon Rides Gator, Because Florida

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weird News

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is indeed a raccoon standing atop an alligator. Richard Jones of Palatka, Florida, told WFTV that he and...

Losing My Chickens -- Lessons Learned

Geri Spieler | Posted 02.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

I understand raccoons need to eat too, just not my chickens. I can't argue with nature, but I can keep my pets safe. Although their suburban yard is large, they have limited space to run and hid for cover. They are trapped.

Obituary For the Original Dog Who 'Ate My Homework'

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Alexia Parks

A constant companion, a dog bears witness to your life and history without judgement. So when our middle dog, 13-year-old dog Tia passed away suddenly, last week of an apparent stroke due to a blood clot, it caught us by surprise.

Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges: 'All Raccoons Must Die'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

One man took his hatred of raccoons way too far when he was arrested for attacking two raccoons in Boulder, Colorado. Police arrested Richard Molle...

RACCOON BATTLE Ends In Sneeze, Bullet To The Shin

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News

It would have been a battle of David and Goliath proportions, if Goliath had accidentally shot himself in the fairy tale. An 81-year-old Connecticu...

Raccoon Attack In Central Park Lands Woman In Hospital

| Posted 08.01.2013 | New York

By Torey Van Oot NEW YORK CITY —  A walk through Central Park at twilight turned into a "bummer night with nature" for one social media-savvy B...

Raccoon Thief Makes Funniest Escape Ever

Posted 07.19.2013 | Comedy

Raccoons are well known for their thieving nature, but this video shows just how hilarious they can be when they really get into it. Watch above to...

PHOTOS: Adorable Raccoon Gets Saved After Getting Stuck In Dumpster

Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

Sometimes raccoons love dumpster diving so much, they accidentally wind up stuck in their vessel of culinary adventure. One stranded critter caught a ...

Stop Everything And Watch This Cute Animal Compilation

Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy

They're cute, they're fluffy and they rule YouTube. Petsami has compiled some of the cutest animal videos that have recently appeared on YouTube into ...

New Virus May Be Causing Outbreak Of Brain Cancer In Raccoons

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

A mysterious new virus on the West Coast is believed to be causing fatal brain cancer in raccoons -- an alarming sign given the animals' frequent inte...

INCREDIBLY Cute Raccoon Video

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

Want to see a video of a raccoon mom reuniting with her teeny babies in the D.C. suburbs? You're in luck! Raccoons get a bad rap. Rabid raccoons wh...

Raccoons Invade School, Pee On Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

Wild raccoons have invaded the Woodlands Middle School in Lake Worth, Fla., and parents are reaching out to WPEC-TV to break the school's silence,. ...

Raccoons Bunk In Suburban Woman's Dining Room

Wilmette, IL Patch | Wilmette, IL Patch | Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

With both children and grandchildren in the area, family dropping in is a constant for Sylvia Flinn at her Wilmette home. However, when Flinn played h...

"Oh, Henry"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.15.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Over the years in my humble and frequently fur-flown household, I have been surrounded by women: one wife, two daughters and various animals. The pet ...

Animal Antics: Watch Our Funny Pet Videos

Posted 07.12.2011 | Comedy

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Entering Sloth Country: The Best of Ecotourism in Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

Clare Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Clare Richardson

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WATCH: Raccoons Try To Break Into Brownstone

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Raccoons just can't get enough of a certain Park Slope brownstone. Less than a month ago, one brave raccoon met its death in the Brooklyn building...

Central Park Raccoon Attack Leaves Woman With Bite

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pickpockets aren't the only pests New Yorkers have to worry about in Central Park. Rabid raccoons are also giving visitors quite a scare. A Daily ...

Rabid Raccoons In Central Park: An Investigative Report

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bradley Gallo and Kiran Moodley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with Betsy West's Storytelling Class at the Columbia Journalism School. The...