Raccoon - Procyon lotor
Often known as the 'masked bandit,' raccoons have gray fur, with what looks like a black mask around their eyes. Their bushy tails are ringed with black and white stripes. Raccoons are expert climbers and are able to open doors and raid garbage cans if given the opportunity.
Raccoons have a diverse habitat. They can be quite common in and around human communities including cities, towns and campgrounds. In the wilderness, raccoons are often found around lakes, rivers, and streams.
Raccoons are omnivores and feed on a diverse diet of berries, acorns, small mammals, bugs, frogs, and fish in the wild. If given the chance, raccoons will eat human food and trash if it is not correctly stored.
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