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Identifying Raccoons

Identifying Raccoons

·      Raccoons have gray fur with a black mask and black rings around its tail.

·      raccoons have 5 toes on their front paws that act much like the hands of a human.

·      Since raccoons are nocturnal animals they are primarily seen at night. 

·      If a raccoon is spotted out during the day then the raccoon is either sick with a disease, injured or in seek of a food source not available at night.

·      The average lifespan of raccoons in the wild is 2 to 3 years.  In captivity a raccoon can live for as long as 20 years.

·      Raccoons are native to Tennessee and most of North America.

Raccoon Eating

What do raccoons eat?

·      Being omnivores, raccoons are great hunters and foragers.

·      It has been found that a raccoon’s diet consists of about 33% plant food, 40% invertebrates and 27% vertebrates

·      Raccoons will seek out and catch rats, crayfish, birds, snakes, frogs and eat the eggs of any animal.

·      Fruits and plants are also an important part of a raccoon’s diet.

·      Garbage cans are a great source of food for raccoons and the raccoons will make a mess while they search through them.

·      Raccoons are actually very clean creatures and wash their food in streams, ponds and swimming pools.

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Raccoons in the Attic?

·      In urban environments raccoons have adapted to living in man-made structures.

·      When raccoons get in the attic of a home or business, they build their nests using the attic for shelter.  

·      Raccoons also live under decks, under sheds, under mobile homes, and in garages. 

·      When you have raccoons in the attic or any other part of your propriety, they can do a tremendous amount of damage.

·      Raccoons also leave urine and feces on the drywall and over time can weaken it to the point the raccoons can fall through the ceiling into the home or business.