Color: Grey or brown with distinctive facial markings
Shape: Medium-sized, stocky mammal with a ringed tail
Size: 16-28 inches tall at the shoulder, with a body length of 24-38 inches
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal and are known for their dexterous front paws. They are omnivores, feeding on a wide range of foods.
They are highly adaptable and can thrive in various environments, including urban areas. They create dens in natural cavities, tree hollows, or structures.
While raccoons are not typically aggressive, they can carry diseases like rabies, which can be transmitted to humans and pets through bites or scratches.
To prevent raccoon issues, secure trash cans, seal entry points to buildings, and avoid feeding them intentionally.