Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
Having a raccoon for a pet isn't the brightest thing either. I hope anyone that does that sort of thing doesn't have kids, and yes I know it happens, I grew up in Appalachia.
I don't get what drives people to want to own wild animals. I have a golden retriever and she fulfills all the pet needs I have, I can't even understand why people own more exotic things like snakes or rats, let alone lions.
My wife has worked with gorillas, elephants and also been attacked by a pet raccoon, she has quite few stories about the strength of these animals.
What happened last week was tragic and stupid and could have been avoided by the owner, as for Hannah my wife has worked with some of his group and the fact is he's extremely respected in the community he serves and the fact is that community dies not condone endangered species as "pets" they consider them for what they are, beautiful animals that are killing machined by nature.
Just a sad sad story