Can I Relocate a Raccoon?

Although regulations vary from state to state, Tennessee law forbids people from trapping raccoons and releasing them anywhere besides the property where they were found. This is because, even if a raccoon appears healthy, it may be carrying a disease such as rabies or canine distemper. When the raccoon is moved to another area, it spreads the disease to that population and may cause an epidemic. The best way to get raccoons to leave your property is to use humane harassment techniques, such as bright lights and loud music, to encourage them to leave on their own.

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