Raccoon

Raccoon

  • Weight 20-30 lbs or about 2-3 times the size of a house cat
  • Carnivore or omnivore, dental formula 3-1-4-2/3-1-4-2.
  • Diet any small animal they can catch, plus insects, fruits and vegetables.
  • This masked bandit of the night can be found throughout region in the country and city.  Can you think of why they have a mask?
  • In wild areas hollow trees are used for dens, while urban Raccoons may use convenient human dwellings.
  • In addition to their mask and ringed tail, Raccoons are known for sensitive front paws that allow foraging by touch, and they can easily catch fish, tadpoles, crayfish and insects under water.