I asked this question on another thread and thought I would like to ask here also. At 9am today I was walking my 2 dogs when I saw a coon about 40 feet away ambling across the path. He didn't seem to notice us then he climbed up a tree and sat. I got my dogs out of there since I know nothing about racoons. Never saw one around here before-I live in a surburb of Minneapolis and my area is heavily populated. Usually there are several large dogs running around and no other critters come near. Other folks feel the coon is rabid, how can I tell? Should I call animal control? I would hate for the coon to be put down if nothing is wrong with it.