There are a lot of animals that are just not suitable as pets, and often rightly so. They're big, they're dangerous, they're not domesticated, they aren't suited to life penned up, they need constant companionship, they have special needs that cost far more than the average person is willing to shell out... the list goes on. I'm perfectly fine with 'exotic' pets remaining outside the realm of personal ownership. I just want a dog, frankly. Still, I'm sure most pet lovers have at least entertained the idea of owning something more exotic at one time or another. If you had the resources, the time required, and the opportunity to properly rear an exotic animal, which would you choose? This probably sounds a little back country, but I'd honestly choose a raccoon. I absolutely love raccoons. They look cool, they're incredibly smart, and they seem like they'd have a lot of personality. They're also quite illegal where I live, and generally viewed as pests, so I doubt this pipe dream will ever be a reality - and I don't think I'd have the time or the resources to properly care for one anyway. Still, I can dream the dream.