We've written about some pretty extraveagant celebrity pets before — monkeys, mini-horses, regular horses, donkeys and even alpacas — but never before have we heard about pet raccoons!
Steven Tyler shared on The Late Show With David Letterman that he had a pet raccoon as a kid!
The rock legend and American Idol judge told David Letterman:
"I got myself a pet raccoon. I put him on my shoulder and went fishing with it every day."
Apparently, raccoons aren't that unusual of a pet for celebrities and there are over 3 dozen of them that keep in coon company.
They are completely legal to own and can be bought from private dealers.
Pet raccoons can be litter box trained and are compared to the friendliness of a dog.
Wow! Could have fooled us, but raccoons get a bad rap in the movies.
Anytime they make an appearance in films they are usually foaming at the mouth and attacking the main character.
We'd consider getting one, but don't know how a raccoon would get along with Teddy.
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: american idol, david letterman, pets, steven tyler