(Procyon lotor)

Raccoons inhabit woodlands and wetlands but adapt well to human environments. They grow up to 4’ long (nose to tail), weighing 10-30 pounds. Body color ranges from grayish-yellow to gray and white with a black face mask and black ringed tail.

Born in April/May, young raccoons often stay with their mother the first year and become independent the following spring.

Raccoons are primarily active at night, and are omnivorous. A natural diet includes fruits, nuts, plants, grains, insects, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, birds and eggs. Their diet can include pet food, garbage and bird seed.

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