I have not received an answer to my last question yet but forgot to tell you that we live in Northern California (almost to the Oregon border).
Don't know if someone is still there but I wanted to know about the roundworm you spoke of. Does that make the animal sick so that you would know if he had it? Is there a test for it? How deadly to humans is it and how easily transmitted? What about to other animals? Why do you suppose we found him in bad shape if it is not rabies? We are trying to determine where to go from here with him. He seems to have a good appitite now and a hundred percent better than when we found him although not back to what I would expect a racoon to act like...but he has only had a couple of days to recover from starvation if that is what it is.