Raccoon’s are a member of the canine family. Males generally weigh 4‐6 kg
and females are generally 2‐5 kg. Raccoons are generally 60 – 95 cm in length. They
are mostly gray with a black facemask and black rings on the tail. Raccoons are
nocturnal being active mostly at night. They are highly adaptable and have thrived
from interaction with humans. They have great manual dexterity and are at least as
smart as cats or dogs. They will eat just about anything from fruit and vegetables to
small animals such as mice or birds if necessary. For this reason raccoons can be
found throughout North America. Raccoons are solitary creatures. They give birth to
three to five young between early spring and early summer. They live two to three
Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) A Comparitive study of Home Range of Males to Females.
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