We haven't trapped any raccoons from our property in Collinsville this year, but after several years of catching dozens, these two stories affect me two ways, either they make me laugh or give me chills.
First this video of a couple from Maryland with a bag of Doritos being surrounded by what appears to be hundreds of raccoons. If you haven't seen it, take a look, it's mind boggling and would fit quite nicely into my nightmares.
Then a story out of Los Angeles about the health department trying to take action against a grocery store which has been selling raccoon meat. Entire raccoons, frozen, bagged, and selling for $9.99 per pound. This seems to be a no-no out in LA, or at least there is no regulation in place for making sure these things are safe.
I wonder, even though I wouldn't eat raccoon no matter how much you paid me, if possibly we might find them for sale at Soulard Market. They often have many exotic meats and live animals for sale.
In any event we've seen way too many raccoons up close and personal to ever think they were cute or edible.