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Animal Attacks! Raccoon Video Caution

A couple of weeks ago my Magical-Dawg got a wonderful surprise—for him—and a heart-stopping scare, for me. As he dashed to retrieve one of his Frisbees, he caught the movement/scent/who-knows-what of a critter. Yes, Magic dashed off (with Frisbee firmly in mouth) to make friends with an injured and/or sick raccoon. Thank goodness he came away when I called, and had no toothy contact, or I’d really be shaking in my rain boots. I returned after an hour, and the critter was still there so I took pictures and shot the video, below.

It’s not just raccoons and coyotes in our neck of the woods. All sorts of animals can pose a risk to your pets–even hawks and owls may swoop down and grab up an unwary kitty or small dog. What kinds of wildlife do you deal with, and how do you keep your pets safe? I wrote an article about the dangers of animal attacks.

But what did I miss? Oooh, just realized I didn’t mention alligators, a problem in many southern states. What else is important for pet owners to understand? Heck, anyone with small children especially toddlers also can be at risk.

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