Raccoon tries to catch raindrops out the window of a car

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  • Eva the raccoon was filmed in a determined frenzy as she tried to catch the rain
  • She was riding in a car through Saint Petersburg, Russia on Sunday
  • Russians are increasingly choosing the intelligent, mischievous animals as pets

By Liz Dunphy For Mailonline

Published: 07:46 EDT, 11 October 2017 | Updated: 07:54 EDT, 11 October 2017

An adorable raccoon has been filmed desperately trying to catch raindrops in its mouth and its little paws as it hangs out the open window of a moving car.

Eva the raccoon was filmed in a determined frenzy as she tried to catch the fleeting raindrops any way she could in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Sunday.

Russians are increasingly choosing raccoons as pets.

In May, there was even a festival for the animals in Saint Petersburg to educate owners about caring for the animals.  

Raccoons bite when threatened and can be temperamental so would-be owners are advised to get one from a breeder at a young age so they can be thoroughly socialised with humans.

Raccoons can live in captivity for 20 years. 

They are intelligent, mischievous, can do major damage to a home with their dexterous hands and sharp teeth, and vets are generally not trained in how to treat them so they are a high-maintenance choice of pet. 

The raccoon was completely engrossed in the raindrop-catching game as she grabbed at the raindrops
The raccoon was completely engrossed in the raindrop-catching game as she grabbed at the raindrops

Eva the raccoon was filmed in a determined frenzy as she tried to catch the fleeting raindrops in her mouth and in her paws as she traveled by a car in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Sunday

Larry White
By Larry White 11/10/2017 07:54:00