Racoons and opossums are rather aggressive animals that can transfer diseases to people via bites, scratches and even indirect contact and at times become nuisances to our neighborhoods.
Racoons and opossums do NOT make good pets and per City code, DO NOT feed our furry friends! It can become difficult at times to live in the Ozarks and share our lives with the wildlife, so when the wildlife become pests call the City's Animal Control Officer.
The City will come out and attempt to trap most small pests, as in racoons, opossums, etc. and displace them to the another area for suitable habitation.
Sites like www.doityourself.com/scat/wildlifec and www.livingwithwildlife.org is a great resource for remedies for pesty wildlife.