Raccoons, (Procyon lotor), are found throughout the state of Minnesota. Its diet consists
mainly of sweet corn, crayfish, frogs, insects, fruit, and bird eggs. Raccoons partially hibernate
in the winter months. They are most active the rest of the year and are mainly nocturnal.
Raccoons don’t seem to be territorial. They can travel great distances and are very good
The purpose of our research was to find the home range of the five raccoons that we radio
collared. “Reported home range areas vary from 0.2 to 4946 hectares” (Dewey 2008). That’s
about 2000 – 4,9460,000 square meters.