Raccoon - Herlequenn

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Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A medium-sized, although heavy-bodied (12-45 pounds), mammal
  • Primary range is throughout nearly the entire United States
  • Nocturnal
  • 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