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Raccoon

Procyon Lotor

Range

  • North America

Habitat

  • Forests

Diet

  • Fruits
  • Plants
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Insects
  • Rodents
  • Frogs
  • Eggs
  • Crayfish

Raccoons can live in any habitat, including urban areas where they come into conflict with humans.

Although found in the pet trade, their aggression, and human-transmissible diseases make them a poor pet. Their mask and ringed tail are helpful camouflage during nocturnal foraging for insects, eggs, vegetation, and small animals. They often dip their food in water, although the reasons why are not clear.

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