- Jan 2, 2022
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- Western Washington, USA
Cat food.It certainly makes me wonder how raccoons overpopulate as they do; usually populations of any animal are kept under control by factors in their environment. I can't help wonder if access to human refuse is part of it. Where I live you'd never think there are any of them around, you only get a glimpse on a rare occasion. They are nearly as invisible as the wolves. Seems urban areas are more affected.
At various times we've taken pity on feral cats and have provided shelter for them in our barn. Since our neighbor has taken up feeding all of the feral cats in the area (and the squirrels!), we no longer offer food but do give them access to the barn for shelter. In any case, the raccoons eat pet food.