Introduction: What is a raccoon?
Appearance: Fur, eyes, tail
Raccoons are well known for their black mask and bushy tail. They have gray fur with a black stripe down their back. Raccoons typically have brown eyes, but some have yellow eyes. Their ears are round and they weigh between 8 and 20 pounds. Raccoons are good climbers and can be found in forests, fields, and urban areas.
Habitat: Where do they live?
Raccoons are considered to be generalists when it comes to their habitat selection. They have been found in many different types of habitats, including forests, wetlands, agricultural areas, and even urban areas. They are most commonly found in deciduous forests and bottomland hardwood forests. Raccoons require a lot of water, so they are also common near rivers, ponds, and lakes.