A Raccoon crashes a food get together full of cats.
Even if you don’t mind feeding the wildlife, when you have a feral cat population, raccoons and other animals can deter the strays.
With regard to Wikipedia’s claim that a cat-raccoon hybrid is “genetically impossible,” it is well to remember that such claims have been made about many crosses that turned out to be possible when the cross was actually tried. One example among many is the cross . Professional zookeepers, who were convinced that such a cross was impossible, placed a domestic pig together with a babirusa in a compound at the Copenhagen Zoo and were amazed when the pair produced perfectly viable hybrids.
Claims that Maine coons are cat-raccoon hybrids abound in the older cat-breeding literature. For example, in the April 27, 1927 issue of the breeder’s periodical (London, 1926-1932), the following is stated:
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Raccoon aggressively tries to make friends with cat (Video)
"Both cat and raccoon are wild. They arrive together each night, eat, then leave together. This has been going on for 4 months before this video was made," said Ray Tamasovich. Cats have also been known to nurse baby raccoons (see video below). Under such circumstances, the baby coons would probably become imprinted on cats, so that they would be sexually attracted to cats when they reached maturity. (Imprinting is a widespread phenomenon in mammals and birds.)accoons are about the same size as a domestic cat, though they are generally somewhat larger. And there are videos on YouTube (such as ), documenting the fact that wild male raccoons will voluntarily mate with cats.Hybrid Between Cat and Raccoon. — I saw yesterday (May 2nd, 1871) the most interesting hybrid animal I ever examined; and hasty as the examination was, it may be worth mentioning. Passing through Taunton, Mass., I saw in the doorway of Mr. Dunbar’s bookstore what struck me at first as being the handsomest cat I had ever beheld. The second glance revealed an unmistakable look of wildness; and, for a moment, it seemed to me that it must be some creature of the squirrel kind, at any rate something else than a cat. On inquiry, I found it to be the offspring of a domestic cat and a tame raccoon, kept in the same family in China, Maine. I was informed that there had been several litters of these hybrids, and Mr. Dunbar had before owned one of a previous litter. That had been stolen, and he had obtained this younger one, now seven months old from Maine.