A medium-sized, although heavy-bodied (12-45 pounds), mammal
Primary range is throughout nearly the entire United States
Mostly gray to brown body, distinctive black mask across face and eyes, and bushy tail with alternating light and dark bands of fur.
Habitat is very general; uses woodlands, wetlands, prairies, yards, and agricultural areas
Omnivorous, eating fish, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, eggs, insects, fruit, vegetables, and other green vegetation