Raccoons ( Procyon Lotor) are nocturnal mammals found throughout most of the United States.
They are found in wooded areas usually near water. During the day they sleep in dens made in
hollow objects such as dead trees. Raccoons are omnivorous and opportunistic hunters. Their
diet consists of birds, small fish, insects, fruits and eggs.
This study focuses on the home range of five raccoons located at Itasca State Park in
Northern Minnesota. The home range of an animal is the area normally traveled by an animal.
The home range size depends on the size and speed of the animal, the larger or the faster the
animal the larger the home range.