The Raccoon is easily recognizable by his black and white tail, and his face with a black mask. It is medium-sized, but the male is larger than the female. He has small hands very skilled at handling small objects.
His legs are short and equipped with claws that make it easier for him to climb the trees. He is a good swimmer, but on earth his gait is slow. He lives mostly in the woods, but it happens that he is found in the parks of the suburbs and cities, for he does not fear the presence of man.
He is not temperamental about food, he eats of everything. In the water he eats crayfish, oysters and insect larvae. It is said that it washes its food before eating it but it is a mistake, it wets its food but often eats it without having done it.
On earth, he feeds on earthworms, snakes, frogs, and even rabbits that make him happy. He likes berries, acorns and is fond of corn. When it's within reach, he rummages through the garbage and gives himself a good meal.
It takes a lot of weight during the summer, its fat will allow it to spend the winter in a half sleep. He will sometimes awake and leave his hiding place, even if it is very cold and will return to continue his rest until the spring. In summer he sleeps all day in his shelter, only to go out at sunset, rarely before.
The season of loves occurs during the winter. The male passes from one burrow to the other in the hope of finding a female in heat. The female searches for a den to give birth to her little ones who are born blind and hairless. At the third week their eyes open and at the 10th they leave the den with their mother. At the age of 3 1/2 months they go out alone during the night. Their first winter happens with their mother, but in the spring they '
The raccoon poop is pacific and lonely. The presence of others does not bother him at all. In the wild the life of the raccoon is 2 to 3 years, but in captivity it could live until 13 years. Its predators are among others the gray wolf, the red fox, the coyote, the great duke who attacks especially the small ones.
The raccoon that feeds in garbage calms its hunger, but it hurts his health. It is recommended to keep the waste in safe containers.