Raccoons are notorious scavengers and thieves, but you've got to see the way in which this one escapes after pulling a heist on some cats' food.

In the video below, the masked bandit strolls nonchalantly over to a group of cats, casually brushes them aside and stars helping himself to a feast.

Interestingly, he appears to mix their dry cat food and water together to make a cereal of sorts while a trio of felines stand around, looking a bit perplexed.

The best part, though? As the cats begin to get testy, the thief grabs what he can and makes a LOL-tastic exit from the scene of the crime.(Source)

Diet Facts
Though usually nocturnal, the raccoon is sometimes active in daylight to take advantage of available food sources.Its diet consists of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant material and 27% vertebrates. Since its diet consists of such a variety of different foods, Zeveloff argues the raccoon "may well be one of the world's most omnivorous animals". While its diet in spring and early summer consists mostly of insects, worms, and other animals already available early in the year, it prefers fruits and nuts, such as acorns and walnuts, which emerge in late summer and autumn, and represent a rich calorie source for building up fat needed for winter. Contrary to popular belief, raccoons eat active or large prey, such as birds and mammals, only occasionally, since they prefer prey that is easier to catch, specifically fish, amphibians and bird eggs. When food is plentiful, raccoons can develop strong individual preferences for specific foods.[86] In the northern parts of their range, raccoons go into a winter rest, reducing their activity drastically as long as a permanent snow cover makes searching for food impossible. (Via Wikipedia)

Responses to "Raccoon Steals Cats' Food And Makes A Great Escape"

  1. Gale says:

    It is a female. You can see her nipples, no wonder she is hungry

  2. Anonymous says:

    That racoon may be a female who's really hungry after having a litter. Racoons almost always eat at night, so this is unuaual that this one is foraging like this in broad daylight. It's starving. I hope it will be alright.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Same thing happens on our back porch. Only now the coons have started dragging the whole dish away!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic animals, how they work with their "hands", dipping the food in water to make it softer...she must have been starving, daring to go back and pick some more, even though the person with the camera was so close.....Love the sad they trap them for fur, it should be banned completely!

  5. Anonymous says:

    poor little guy but dat escape at the end hahahaha :3

  6. Anonymous says:

    last fall i fed a family of feral cats antil one evening i came to the dore and insted of the kittis and mom ther was a racoon mom with 2 babys she stood her ground with me just 3 feat behind the glass dore and let her babys eat and then she ate

  7. JoAnne DeSimone says:

    Must say that was great. the raccoon are very smart as you can see. Terrible that there allowed to be hunted and trapped, Poor things, I would love to see trapping against the law. After all it is animal abuse which is against the law. Loved the video :-)

  8. Anonymous says:

    When I was growing up a momma skunk came with her 4 babies ,she never tried to spray us cause she knew we were good to her and her babies. Later her babies grew and we never saw momma again ,we .would call her kitty and she would come .One day our old neighbor told my dad he had shot her cause she ate his corn, My dad told him why didn't you plant enough for her. I raised a dove that got hit , a possum that was killed she had 2 babies but they died about 4 weeks after momma was killed Lastly 6 deer ate the corn and we planted enough for deer and us.....The raccoon was smart .......

  9. Unknown says:

    I love all animals, especially the wild ones who have little or not respect from people, they need some food and love too !!!!!! There are so few trees left for the raccoons to nest and feel safe in the cities so what can they do ???? They are starving and dig in our garbage for survival its not fare ,so many homeless cats get food all the time why not raccoons it's not their fault ,they are loveable creatures if we just gave them a chance !!!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    raccoons in the wild can be nocturnal because that's when the food is available but its not uncommon to see them in the day at all. they know your schedule better than you do. they know when you feed your animals do the trash bake your pies. i am a wildlife rehabber and i get calls about daylight animals all the time and no- they are hungry and losing their territory, not rabid...not necessarily.... you can always call us here at medicine mammals non- profit rehabilitation facility.

  11. Unknown says:

    omg that last move was FABULOUS!!!!

  12. Unknown says:

    That raccoon is a new mother ( not a he) SHE has teats ! Poor thing needs food for her family !

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