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Raccoons

Wildlife & Birds
Raccoon

Raccoons – Genus: Procyon.  Raccoons are very recognizable mammals.  They have stocky built bodies and a characteristic “mask” across the front of their faces.  The color of the fur can be variable from black to gray with some individuals being a more “tawny” color.  They feed on a wide variety of food sources and are found in both rural and urban areas.  They will nest in structures that have access into the attics, or crawlspaces or other areas that are not frequented by humans.  The can carry diseases such as rabies and the parvovirus.  They should not be handled except by qualified people.  Exclusion repairs are necessary to prevent raccoons from accessing structures