It's really strange that Animal Control wouldn't come out. There was a raccoon acting strange in my driveway one afternoon several years ago, and when I called about it, AC sent someone pretty quickly. I don't think it was rabies-----the raccoon had patches of hair missing, wobbling around, trying to eat sticks and bark, and not afraid of people. The AC officer said they had been picking up quite a few like that. Maybe they wouldn't come because you're out in the country? My experience was when I lived in city limits, and I also had told them that I was afraid when the kids got off the bus they would think they could pet the raccoon and get bit----that probably helped.