Interesting Facts About Raccoons
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Interesting Facts About Raccoons

Raccoons are widely known as a nuisance, rather than a fascinating animal in the wild. This is because there are so many clever raccoons cracking the system in residential areas and communities. These residential dwellers are indeed a problem, and should be discouraged; however, raccoons that are not tearing through our garbage every night are amazing and intelligent creatures, worth learning about.

Get to Know the Common Raccoon!

Raccoon Homes are Called Dens. Raccoons dwell in their raccoon dens, often times being a hollow log, an empty burrow, or a hole in a tree. This is where they breed and sleep, as well as hibernate. Yes, raccoons hibernate during cold seasons.

Raccoons Do Hibernate. As revealed before, raccoons hibernate in their dens during harsh or cold times. Their hibernation periods, however, only last a few weeks, rather than the entire season. Before hibernation periods, raccoons will build up calories and layers of fat to keep them warm and satisfied during hibernating times.

Raccoons Have Predators. Although raccoons are among some of the cleverest creatures in the wild, they still have other animals hunting them and marking them as food. Such predators are cougars, coyotes, bobcats, and even domesticated dogs. Most residential raccoons, however, meet their maker on busy roads and highways rather than dogs.

There are Six Different Species of Raccoons in the United States. Most people are unaware that there are different types of raccoon species. It is interesting that there are a variety of raccoons specific to their environments. The six species are the Hilton Head Island raccoon, the Chesapeake Bay Raccoon, the Eastern raccoon, the Florida Raccoon, the Matecumbe Bay Raccoon, and the Alabama Raccoon. In the world there are millions of raccoon species.

There has Never Been a Documented Case of a Person Catching Rabies from a Raccoon. Stereotypes, movies, and stories about vicious raccoons attacking people while foaming at the mouth has given raccoons a bad reputation. The truth is, raccoons are not afraid of people, but they do not trust them.

They avoid human contact as much as they can. If it is provoked, there is a chance a raccoon can attack in attempt to defend themselves or their litters. It is best not to disturb a raccoon if you ever come across one.

Raccoons are “diurnal”. This means they can make their homes above ground, below ground, or in trees. Raccoons prefer to not dig their own homes if living under ground; instead, they use abandoned burrows that other animals had dug before.

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