Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Highly adaptable and intelligent, the cunning raccoon has been able to expand from its original forest habitat to live alongside us in cities. The appearance of raccoons in cities has led them to be considered pests by some, though its hard not to be impressed by the ability of these mammals to find food and thrive in so many different environments.

Characteristics

Raccoons have been likened to masked bandits, due to a black mask around their eyes and their crafty nature! The black mask is surrounded by a white face, with a black strip down to their black nose. Their bulky body has a humpback appearance, which is covered by dense grey/brown fur. They have a long bushy tail marked with black rings along its length, and black paws with five toes, which are highly dexterous…

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