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About Raccoons

Wild animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any place where the human are to move about. This is just because of the threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence. Raccoons are mammals in the procyonidae family. These animals are small and very adaptable and they can feed on carcass. Most members of the family usually thrive in trees. There are also many raccoons that are very successful on the ground. They are located in America primarily.

The Texas raccoon has fur that is brown and one can recognize it by the black eye mask around the eyes and the 5 fingers paws resembling a palm print. They weigh around 12-15 pounds and they have a small nose that is sharp as well as small round ears. The trait that is most distinctive is the thick trail which is quite long. The tail has black brown circles that alternate.


They are active at bight than in the day and so they therefore rest a lot in their dens. They can swim in rivers and streams and also climb trees in the search for food. Their legs are sensitive so as to grip their prey and feed. They are omnivorous and their nutrition is versatile. Wild berries, frogs, fish, crabs and nuts are part of their diet. They also feed on bugs, larvae and worms. They can also feed on eggs and corn. They can ravage through garbage and east small rodents. It is the food persistence that usually brings a conflict between them and humans.


They live in forest and they love being near water. Tree trunks, caves and holes offer a home for them. They have amazing climbing abilities and are great swimmer. This means that they can hunt under water. The front legs are mobile and their paws allow them to open bolts and handles. They also make homes within your home and they love the attic.


Most often, the males will live alone but they do allow the presence of females within their territory. In most areas, mating takes place in spring. Usually, the young ones will stick around with the mother until the next mating season.

Most often, raccoons have been described as being very intelligent and in some aspects, they are even more cunning than the fox.

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