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Do Raccoons Kill Cats? — 8 Comments

  1. I find nothing cute about them,in fact I wish they were all eradicated from the planet,last summer a coon got into my outside cat colony enclosure by ripping the screen open and it disemboweled 3 of my 3 week old kittens,they were alive as that bastard tore their stomachs open,tore their limbs off their tiny bodies so the next night I sat in my car waiting for the coon and it didn’t disappoint me,I set a trap and caught it and took it out to the country and destroyed it and will do it again if another shows up this coming Spring.

  2. There is a very large raccoon that our neighbor has seen sparring with cats and eviscerating bunnies. If I had known that I would have made her come in instead of letting her go when she didn’t want to come in that night. I found her body eviscerated the next day in the backyard. She was not a small cat but not so large as a tom cat. I knew there were dangers to letting her be out there to begin with but with 2 big dogs I thought they’d at least hear something, alert me if something was amiss. The pointer alerts us to every animal within earshot. Never thought of a raccoon this way. The way she was gutted, the size of the teeth marks on her face, barely eaten, etc tells us it was a raccoon. I just hope she wasn’t still alive when it started feasting on her.

  3. I’m sad to hear of these cases, but I also have had twenty years experience with cats and raccoons in my yard and adjoining green belt area. Often has been the time that (early on) when I’ve tried to lure strays or street cats to bring them in, I’d found them and raccoons eating side by side, even sharing a food bowl. I’m home all the time and have only heard raccoons fighting with dogs (who first went after them) or each other, and that was only twice and once. The raccoons here have been rascals but haven’t attacked any cats. I’ve read they might fight over food but I stopped putting food outside about 15 years ago, unless in a humane trap or I’m watching it. Everyone else’s mileage may vary as to when or if to let their cat outside. I’ve let my cats exercise free will to decide where they feel safe and secure, and they choose to stay by me indoors even though they’re free to venture outside, and even then they stay in our yard or within earshot. I’ve seen that confining them makes them resentful and wanting to go out, wanting to have the option. One way to test that is to close any door no matter where it goes and they want to get to the other side… leave it open and they relax and take a nap.

  4. ive ALWAYS felt that ALL cats SHOULD remain INDOORS unless their owners r RIGHT THERE, preferably within an enclosed area, for their protection. this is ESPECIALLY true when u have predators around AND humans that THINK its ok(or just good sport)to harm neighborhood cats. like as has been said, ‘it only takes a moment’ for the worst to happen, & once it does u can NEVER take it back. id rather b SAFE than SORRY. thats why MY cats r INDOORS ONLY. i couldnt bear the thought of something happening to them when i could have prevented it.

  5. So true. And wild animals will attack and kill if they don’t have their regular food source to depend on any longer. Packs of different species will also play follow the leader -unfortunately-for the unsuspecting prey.

    And our cats are Never allowed outdoors without myself and my husband watching out for their safety. Tragedy only takes a minute to occur. Eva-we know as two of our cats [no longer here] were viciously attacked by a pack of wolf [inbred] German Shepherds years ago. It happened in the blink of an eye and they had to have been stalking before they were seen. We also have coyotes near our property.

  6. They’ll not only take down a cat they’ll kill your dog too. And if they attack and don’t kill you’re likely to have some major medical bills. Fully grown they can be 25-40lbs of pure insanity.

  7. YES, YES, YES!!! Especially kittens. Many have killed here, leaving only intestines and the skull. I’m aware that folks think they are docile; but, they aren’t.

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