Originally Posted by EliNHunter
Irish, why would coons get into and kill rabbits? They don't kill "one of their own", do they? I thought they just liked crayfish, fish, and berries?
Raccoons are mustilids; rabbits are rodents. 'Coons are opportunistic omnivores, meaning they'll eat whatever they can digest to survive, but they have predatory teeth and jaw structure, and won't hesitate to prey on herbivorous rodents like rabbits. Interestingly enough, though, most rodents are cannibalistic as well when necessity dictates.