Raccoon mothers will sometimes move their young to another nest once their eyes are open. If the infant’s eyes are open leave the area to give the mother a chance to come back for her infant. Watch from indoors to see if the mother comes back within a few hours. If the mother does not return, there are flies, or the infant is injured, please contact a licensed rehabilitator If the infant’s eyes are closed it will need help, please call the wildlife rehabilitator closest to you. Raccoons smaller than a football are not old enough to be on their own. If there are obvious injuries, flies or the infant appears to be in very poor body condition, please call the wildlife rehabilitator closest to you.
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