Raccoons, which are native to North America, are the largest mammal in Procyonidae. They are between 40 and 70 cm in length and five to 26 kilograms in weight. These mammals are nocturnal and have limited social lives. Raccoons also carry the disease rabies.
They are nocturnal prey
Raccoons can be aggressive. Although they are unlikely to bite humans, they can be aggressive in spring. If you have young children, you may need to take extra precautions. Blocking entry points for raccoons should be your first priority. To keep them out, you can also block cabinet doors or call a Raccoon Removal service.
They are carriers of rabies
Although raccoons can be cute and harmless, they can carry the deadly Rabies virus. If they bite you, they may become aggressive and hostile. Rabies is a viral infection that attacks the central nervous systems. The virus travels from the site of the bite through the nerves to the brain, where it can cause inflammation.
Raccoons are nocturnal
Raccoons are nocturnal animals that are active at night. These omnivores are intelligent and omnivores. They have excellent hearing and vision, which allows them to avoid predators as well as find food. Raccoons are typically nocturnal and only occasionally come out during daylight hours to feed, especially if they are ill.
They are omnivorous
Raccoons are an omnivorous animal, meaning that they can eat almost any food, including fruits and insects. In their native habitat, raccoons live in wooded areas, although they can also be found in farmland and urban areas. They prefer to build their dens in tree cavities, although they are also able to use abandoned buildings or woodchuck burrows.
They live a very limited social life
Traditional studies have shown that raccoons have a low level of social interaction and a limited life span. In particular, raccoons have high rates of male-to-male association, and hardly any mixed-sex associations outside of the breeding season. In contrast, this new study shows that raccoons have a high degree of social connectivity and are not highly segregated by sex.
They can live up to 16 year in the wild
Raccoons are mammals with a lifespan of up to 16 years. They can live for about five to seven years in captivity. They hunt together and often live in families. Young raccoons learn to climb with the help of their sharp claws. They might rest on a branch or shade tree when they aren’t searching for food. Raccoons are an omnivore and have intestines that are nearly 2.7 times as long as their total body length. They can also rotate their ankle joints 180 degrees to climb or descend trees.