A few weeks ago, I went to visit some 3 & 4 week old raccoons that had been orphaned and were being bottle fed by a rescue worker friend of mine. You would think they wouldn't smell good, but they smelled like babies, the way kittens don't smell like cats and puppies don't smell like dogs and human babies don't smell like adults. Their little hands were like velvet, and they like to bite your nose (but not hard). It was so delightful playing with them. Raccoons that are rescued don't usually do that well in the wild, yet we don't allow people to actually keep them as pets here in California. Kind of ironic, wouldn't you say?