We have a large koi pond on our property. The fish in there are 2-3 feet and the raccoons are always trying to figure out how to get them. The water is deep and there are places for the fish to hide. This morning we found a dead raccoon in the pond. I can't believe that it drowned, unless it was so intent on catching a fish that it forgot it had to breath. There are plenty of shallow areas it could've gotten out of. It's kind of weirding me out because I know they carry all kinds of diseases. My husband already buried it but now I'm wondering if we should've had it checked for rabies. We found another dead one about six months ago. I'm also worried that by burying it it could possibly spread disease, though he said he buried it deep enough. My question is: would you look into a suspicious raccoon death and how would you dispose of it?