Raccoons look like small furry creatures with fluffy striped tails. They have small hands with dexterous fingers for washing and eating their food. Raccoons also have black facial markings which appear like a mask around their eyes.
The common raccoon (Procyon lotor) is the familiar masked bandit found throughout most of the United States. Procyon means "before dog" and lotor means "washer." They are found virtually wherever there is water, from the cold temperate regions
Raccoons are medium sized animals with gray/black fur, black spots of fur on the eyes (resembling a mask), and rings of black fur around their tail. They walk on all four feet, but can stand on their back ones. They have very sharp claws and teeth!
The raccoon (, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North...