Reno wildlife removal - article of the month
Do Raccoons Eat Mice Or Rats?
Raccoons are omnivorous animals, which means that they will eat pretty much anything, plant or animal. Their teeth are useful for both grinding plant food and for tearing at meat. Although they certainly have their Reno raccoon removal preferences, raccoons primarily eat what is available to them.
A raccoon will eat bugs, worms, slugs, gophers, birds, snakes, chickens, squirrels, kittens, and yes, even Reno snake removalrats and mice. They will also eat pet food, people’s food garbage, and carrion. They will rob bird nests of eggs and baby birds. They do especially love Reno snake removal foods found in water, such as snails, fish, crayfish, mollusks, and frogs. They are also quite partial to cat food.
Fruits and Vegetables
Raccoons love sweet corn and can go into a cornfield, pick and shuck their own ears of corn to eat. They love grapes, berries, acorns, and other nuts and seeds. They will help themselves to your Reno rat control garden produce. If you throw out your peelings or other food scraps onto a compost pile, they will raid it, too. They will scrounge food anywhere they can sniff it out and find it. This may not always be pleasing to you.
City Raccoons vs Country Raccoons
Depending on where the raccoon lives, its diet may vary. Raccoons that live in rural or Reno bat removal wilderness areas will catch fish or small animals such as mice, rats, and squirrels, or eat wild berries and nuts. The urban raccoon tends to raid garbage cans or dumpsters, pet food bowls, or it will even go fishing in someone’s backyard goldfish pond. Bird eggs and baby birds are still available in the city, but may not be as plentiful. Rats and mice are often available in the city, especially in the larger cities. If a raccoon becomes well enough accustomed to people, it may even approach one to beg for food. Once a person feeds a raccoon, it will come back again and again. It may even bring its friends and family with it.
Washing the Food
Just why raccoons “wash” their food before eating it remains a mystery to scientists and Reno rodent extermination naturalists. Speculation runs the gamut from them literally washing the food, to just wetting it for the moisture, to thinking that maybe their paws are more sensitive when wet to feel the food item to determine the edible Reno bird control parts. No one really knows for sure, and the raccoons won’t tell.
Other Reno animal pest control topics:
Why do Reno snakes bite?
Will a Reno house mouse in the attic have a nest of babies?
Do Reno Foxes Live In Urban Areas Or Stay Restricted To The Wild?
Are Reno Coyotes Dangerous for Farm Animals and Pets?
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