Country Blessed Living at It’s Finest with Rocket the Raccoon.
Jim and I moved from Austin TX two years ago and bought a small ranch in Medina County just outside of San Antonio approximately 50 miles from the city lights.
Our ranch is located in the Texas hill-country about fourteen miles from Bandera TX known at the “Cowboy Capital of the World”.
When I’m not working with clients selling real estate we take our three Lab-dogs out for their morning ride down a bumpy country road approx 16 mile which loops back to our house. Our Labs enjoy seeing wildlife; deer, feral hogs with the occasional cows.
On one of our morning drives we came across a very small baby raccoon pup on the side of the road. It’s mother was nowhere to be found and the rule is to never disturb stray baby animals because usually their mom will come back to them. Something didn’t seem right with this little guy. We took him home and removed many ticks and bathed him to remove the thousands of fleas. We took him to our local vet for his wellness checkup and oa rabies shot.
His name became Rocket from the movie “guardians of the Galaxy”. We discovered you can buy cats-milk at your local WalMart. Rocket grew fast and after about three weeks he was weaned from milk. We knew he needed to be rehabilitated back to the wild and we surrendered him to a Licensed Parks and Wildlife rehabilitator. Rocket is learning to catch fish and is being introduced to other Raccoons.
Did you know it is against the law in Texas to own wildlife without a License issued by the Parks and Wildlife. I researched to apply for my license but decided it was too time consuming and I didn’t have the patience.
We had become attached to Rocket and he was becoming domesticated to his human family so as sad as it was it was best for Rocket. Hope you enjoy our story of Rocket the Raccoon.