These nocturnal creatures eat just about anything, from fruit and nuts to fish and small mammals. They also eat garbage. Raccoons are a rabies vector species. Unfortunatley, because of this, City Wildlife cannot treat them.
If you see a raccoon during the day, it does not mean that the raccoon is sick. If the raccoon is injured or starts acting sickly and disoriented, contact DC Animal Care and Control at 202-576-6664.
If you noticed a baby raccoon alone for several hours, it has probably lost its mother. Also, if it is following people, it is most likely orphaned. Contact DC Animal Care and Control at 202-576-6664.