Dead Raccoon Removal in Wilton, CT. The home owners found the raccoon dead in the back yard by their stream. They called us to come out and do an emergency dead animal removal. We discarded the dead animal and sprayed a cleaning agent. We recommended that the home owners used Lyme to also remove that dead smell and try to deter any other animals of hanging around looking for a dead carcass.
Raccoons die from encounters with vehicles, hunters, and trappers, and from disease, starvation, and predation.
Young raccoons are the main victims of starvation, since they have very little fat reserves to draw from during food shortages in late winter and early spring.
Raccoon predators include cougars, bobcats, coyotes, and domestic dogs. Large owls and eagles will prey on young raccoons.
The average life span of a raccoon in the wild is 2 to 3 years; captive raccoons have lived 13.