One look at their little masked faces and there is no doubt about it — Raccoons are adorable.

But while these wily critters are certainly cute and cuddly looking, they’re not exactly the easiest pets in the world. While enthusiasts and wildlife rehabbers will tell you they are fascinating and loving companionskeeping raccoons as pets is rare for a reason. There’s a lot to take into account before deciding to bring a raccoon into your home!

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