Relocating a California Raccoon and the Appropriate Distance Needed to Go

There are many Modesto traps that will help you successfully capture the raccoon. Once you managed to trap this creature, you are probably wondering about the next thing that you should do. There are some states that will advise you to take them to a local veterinary office to perform euthanasia. Nonetheless, most people still prefer to release them back in the wild where they truly belong. Relocation may seem to be the most humane option but you need to know if this is an excellent decision.

Things You Should Know When Looking for a Place to Release the Trapped Raccoon

Many California people are not aware about the existence of the laws that are protecting the raccoons. In addition the enforcement of the law is somehow lacking. There are states that require you to release the raccoon exactly in the place where you caught it to increase their chance of survival. There are also others that will ask you to bring them in the veterinarian's office to be euthanized. Still, many people are unaware about the right process and will simply release the animal in wooded areas.

How to Transport

When you are transporting a caged Modesto raccoon, you need to wear heavy-duty gloves and be sure to hold it away from you. The raccoon may reach out its hand outside and it sharp claws can penetrate your skin. You should never stick your finger inside the cage since the scared animal can bite you. While the possibility that a raccoon may carry rabies is relatively low, they can still carry bacteria that may infect your wound. Make sure that the trap will remain stable while you are transporting it.

How Far?

Raccoon just like the different wildlife California creatures have an amazing skill to get back to their territory. The raccoon has already established a safe and secured place in their territory and they would rather travel miles to return to their original location. It would be relatively challenging for them to survive in a new place. The other animals that were established on that region will compete with them. In case you no longer want to see them, it is advisable to relocate them at least 10 miles away from the place where you trapped them. Nonetheless, be sure that it is in accordance with the law.

Will It Survive in the Woods?

A lot of California people will think that they are giving the creature a favor by releasing them in the wooded areas since they think that this is their natural habitat. Remember that a raccoon is living in the urban setting due to a particular reason. There is a high concentration of raccoon in the urban setting and there is an abundant water and food source.

There are states that will allow you to relocate the raccoon in the state Modesto forest or park. However, you should never release them on the public land. Some wildlife removal companies will have an agreement with private owners that enables them to easily look for a suitable place to release them.

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