Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 9 years ago

Female Raccoon With Tags In Ears in Upstate Ny ?

Female Raccoon with silver Tags in Ears...Upstate Ny?

I Have a Raccoon/s That Sometimes Visits my Yard mostly in warmer season......One in Particular,

She Has silver Tags with numbers clipped onto her ears, i notice she is also semi or Blind in her right eye ( Glazed over )...( Rehabilitated Raccoon My Guess ?)

About 6 numbers on each of the silver tags in ears

Also, I say she, because she had 3 little babies, with her couple times, she showed them how to get the bird Food out of the feeder...

Ive been all over NYS Dec website looking for information...How can i find out if its a Rehabilitated, or where it was released from ?

Im sure somebody would like to know its healthy, surviving Momma Raccoon ? i have pictures for them


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  • 9 years ago
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    An ear tag usually carries an Animal Identification Number (AIN) or code for the animal, or for its herd or flock. This identification number (ID) may be assigned by some national organisations (usually in the form of Property Identification Code, or PIC),[clarification needed] or they may be handwritten for the convenience of the farmer ("management tags"). The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) of Australia regulations require that all cattle be fitted with a RFID device in the form of an ear tag or rumen bolus [1][2] before movement from the property and that the movement be reported to the NLIS. However, if animals are tagged for internal purposes in a herd or farm, IDs need not be unique in larger scales. The NLIS now also requires sheep and goats to use an ear tag that has the Property Identification Code inscribed on it. These ear tags and boluses are complemented by transport documents supplied by vendors that are used for identification and tracking. A similar system is used for cattle in the European Union, each bovine animal having a passport document and tag in each ear carrying the same number. Sheep and goats in the EU have a tag in each ear carrying the official number of their flock and also an individual number for each animal; one of these tags (usually the left) must have a RFID chip (or the chip may instead be carried in a rumen bolus).[3]

    An ear tag can be applied with an ear tag applicator (also called pliers), however there are also specially-designed tags that can be applied by hand. Depending on the purpose of the tagging, an animal may be tagged on one ear or both. If there exists a national animal identification programme in a country, animals may be tagged on both ears for the sake of increased security and effectiveness, or as a legal requirement.[4] If animals are tagged for private purposes, usually one ear is tagged. Australian sheep and goats are required to have visually readable ear tags printed with a Property Identification Code (PIC). They are complemented by movement documents supplied by consignors that are used for identification and tracking

  • 9 years ago

    You could try IWRC: International Wildlife Rehabilitators Council. They are a network of rehabbers from all across North America. I've taken a course with them in Washington state, I live in Canada.

    They may have an idea what the tag represents, or perhaps a list of rehab centers in your area that you could enquire with.

    I volunteer in a wild animal hospital. The eye you describe is likely blind, also likely that she had been hit by a car, and that caused the loss of site. Head trauma is quite common. As you can see, she is still successful wild critter even with her disability, good for her!

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