There's only one flaw in this otherwise cute video of a button-eyed raccoon dexterously eating grapes like he's people: the audio. The sounds of slurping and chomping in this video — apparently uploaded by a Russian YouTuber — are an unnerving reminder that raccoons are wild animals and really shouldn't be in the house, much less seated at the dining room table.

In the natural world, raccoons snare a lot of their meals in the water. These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. On land, they pluck mice and insects from their hiding places and raid nests for tasty eggs.

Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms. They will even open garbage cans to dine on the contents.

These ring-tailed animals are equally opportunistic when it comes to choosing a denning site. They may inhabit a tree hole, fallen log, or a house's attic. Females have one to seven cubs in early summer. The young raccoons often spend the first two months or so of their lives high in a tree hole. Later, mother and children move to the ground when the cubs begin to explore on their own.(Source)

Raccoons in the northern parts of their range gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat. They then spend much of the winter asleep in a den. There are six other species of raccoons, in addition to the familiar northern (North American) raccoon. Most other species live on tropical islands.


Responses to "Russian Raccoon Eats All Of The Grapes (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    this is so cute love it!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Love this!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    In Mexico we fed two of eggs and they loved them. They were wild and invited our dogs to go for a swim so they could drown them.. dogs did not go for it.. They ( Not the dogs) lived in a palm tree.

  4. Catherine says:

    Lovely animal! Makes me want to have one!

  5. I have even witnessed a raccoon opening a door.

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