Raccoon Steals Cats’ Food And Makes A Great Escape
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)
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. 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)