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VIDEO: Buster the raccoon doesn't like cold weather


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, November 7, 2014, 4:28 PM -

It's a good thing Buster the raccoon doesn't live on the Prairies, because he hates the cold weather. Video of the little guy refusing to get out of bed on a chilly day has become one of YouTube's latest hits.

There isn't much to the clip, we admit -- but Buster's cute face had us watching for the whole two minutes and forty seconds.


RELATED: Five photos that prove raccoons are cute


"Sweet Buster the Raccoon ... because he is so soft and sweet doesn't like the cold weather ... We had to bribe him with treats to wake up," his owners say on YouTube.

Thankfully, Buster lives in Louisiana, where things don't get nearly as cold as they do here in Canada.


RACCOONS AS PETS?

Raccoons may be cute, but many wildlife experts say you shouldn't keep them as pets.

In fact, it's illegal to keep a raccoon as a pet in most Canadian provinces and territories.

"Also, raccoons can become quite violent as they mature; biting and scratching is normal for older raccoons," writes the Canadian Wildlife Federation.

But that doesn't mean you can't adopt a raccoon, in a symbolic sense.

The World Wildlife Foundation offers raccoon adoption kits for $55 and $100 donations. Your funds will be used to further wildlife conservation efforts, and you'll be rewarded with a gift bag and a plush toy.

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