Believe it or not, the raccoon in this video is not a pet. According to a current CNN report, Mark Brown, the man dancing with the raccoon, claims the animal is wild. He says he's known it since "it was a little bitty fellow" and he occasionally feeds it when it wonders up onto his porch.
I guess the unusual duo has progressed from just dining to dancing, but I'm not sure if the raccoon is enjoying jitterbugging with his bearded partner or not. I can't tell if it's trying to attack Brown or if it's just roughhousing with him. At the end of the video, the raccoon clearly gets a little agressive, and Brown acts as if he might have to hop the railing to get away.
All I know is if I were Brown, I wouldn't want to risk being bitten by a wild raccoon as they are notorious for carrying rabies.
So what do you think? Is the raccoon enjoying the dance and a little rough play or is it angry and attacking Brown?
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Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.