(WEHT)- Officials in Utah are warning the public about the dangers of having raccoons as pets. This comes after a five year old child was attacked by one owned by his neighbor.
Raccoons are not native to Utah and are illegal to own there without a permit. Owning one could come with a misdemeanor offense. Officials also point out that while raccoon cubs can be cute and cuddly, their behavior could soon change as they mature.
(This story was originally published on January 5, 2020)