Raccoon

Raccoon

Raccoon-Procyon Lotor

Size- Eight to twenty pounds   /   Color- Black markings around the eyes, surrounded by lighter facial fur and  white bands   /   Tail- bushy with a contrasting ring pattern    /     Legs-4

Region- Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A highly intelligent animal, we have had some challenging times , dealing with these animals.Female raccoons will often commune together at feeding locations or for sleeping while male raccoons are more solitary.  A raccoon’s habitat has become urban yet they stay close to trees and buildings as they find safety in climbing.  They take up residence in Calgary’s abandoned buildings, attics, and woodland areas and sometimes inside accupied homes.  Though raccoons will eat insects, amphibians, fish, berries, fruit, nuts, and smaller mammals, raccoons are also foragers, loving human garbage. Living alongside humans yields bigger food stores.  They are one of the most recognizable and destructive animals in all of Canada. Most notoriously enjoying garbages and recycling.