San Francisco raccoons brazenly prowling in broad daylight

It’s like in John Carpenter’s Vampires when the vampires figure out how to perform that ancient incantation that lets them finally walk in the daylight — horrific!

[via Baby Goblin]

17 Responses to “San Francisco raccoons brazenly prowling in broad daylight”

  1. O_* says:

    stay the fuck away from nocturnal animals out in daylight.

  2. MrEricSir says:

    They do this all the time around my apartment.

    Anyone know if they live in the sewers, or just like crawling around down there?

  3. mewr says:

    ADORABLY horrific!

  4. GG says:

    Unfortunately, raccoons (or bats, or possums) are often only out in the daytime because they are rabid, especially if they are stumbling/looking confused, wandering in circles, etc.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      That’s true on the east coast, but as far as I am aware, rabies isn’t currently prevalent in CA Raccoon populations.

      But, that being said? If I got bit by a raccoon, I sure as fuck would still seek treatment just in case.

      • O_* says:

        fyi – by the time you show symptoms of rabies it’s usually too late for treatment. refer to comment #1 for more details

        • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

          Yup. Hence my “just in case”

          • GG says:

            @HDPDV — After using The Google to confirm that info (thanks, I learned something!) I spent another 30 minutes reading fascinating facts about rabies statistics and wildlife in California instead of working. Oh, Google.

      • TrixieSF says:

        Yup, reps from Animal Care and Control said that there hasn’t been a rabid animal in SF in nearly a hundred years.

        But they could definitely still be bitey and ornery, and hell bent on getting into our garbage cans.

  5. Raiseandfall says:

    I like those little guys.

  6. RACCOON LYFE says:

    eh, just chillin’ wit da homies lookin for adventure….

  7. Franklon says:

    Is the end of the world!

  8. Goobers says:

    I had a big momma raccoon at my backdoor at 1pm a few months back. Had big raccoon titties and looked hungry,cute, and not rabid. Probably smelled my cat food.

  9. TinyTim says:

    Just as with bears, stay away when they are with their babies. They can be aggressive.

    (also do not confuse with bandits)

  10. tc says:

    raccoons, like people, just need a hug. try it if you don’t believe me.