Raccoons are quite sociable animals. In their "vocabulary" there are many different sounds, each of which gives relatives a certain information.
How raccoons communicate
Raccoons communicate among themselves quite interesting and unusual. Sometimes the sounds emitted resemble grunts or snoring, sniffling or rumbling. Animals often gather in groups, especially during hibernation, and in order to warn their comrades about the danger, they make a sound like a dog barking. If the raccoon has lost its relative, then the “call sign” will look like a high, whimpering moan.
An amazing property of raccoons is the ability to talk with their mouths shut.
The scream of scared raccoons looks like a cat, but a little thinner and howling
For any life situation, the striped animal has a certain sound. The raccoon expresses its dissatisfaction with the likeness of rumbling or panting, and during periods of fun it emits a loud cry, similar to a "viu". A frightened or outgoing animal reproduces the likeness of a cat meow. An angry raccoon will growl towards the enemy, and out of boredom the animal may begin to make “kicking” sounds or whimper. The animal, trying to intimidate the enemy, may begin to hiss.
During sleep, raccoons often make sounds of snoring.
Raccoon families often settle in the attics of private homes or in sheds. People who are fortunate enough to become their neighbors argue that animals most often lead a nocturnal lifestyle. Parents go in search of prey, leaving the raccoon cubs alone. In the absence of mom and dad, the kids begin to make unbearable sounds, like a squeal or squeak, and in a very high range - so they try to convince their parents.
To communicate with people, a raccoon uses a number of sounds that express the desires and emotions of the animal.
If the raccoon lives at home and is very attached to the owner, then at the moment when he leaves him, the animal can make a sound of disappointment - “cool”. In the wild, raccoons are keenly responsive to the sounds of their "comrades." Hearing a mournful screech, the animal will surely rush to the rescue, not only as a defender, but also for the sake of curiosity - to see what a relative is fighting for. Unfortunately, hunters know about raccoons mutual assistance, which include recording a screeching animal, thereby attracting the animal to itself.
Video: raccoon sounds
A raccoon can make about thirteen different sounds. All of them have a specific purpose. Most of them are used to communicate animals with each other, as well as to express emotions.