This West Virginia raccoon is famous for its nighttime raids
on the chicken coops.

Raccoons are nocturnal or (night-time active) animals. People seldom see them traveling during the daytime.
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A racoon grows up to 33 inches long, 9-12 inches at the shoulder. It has a masked face and a tail that is about 16 inches long and has about 6 rings on it. This mammal has a very furry body short front legs, five toes on both the front and hind feet and the foot prints look like human hand and they weigh 15 to 50 lbs when mature.
Raccoon
They are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods, including dog and cat food left outdoors, frogs, salamanders, farm crops or raid chicken coops, fish, amphibians, shellfish, insects, birds, nesting waterfowl, raw eggs, nuts, mice, berries, vegetation, corn and human garbage and sometimes small kittens.
Ground Hog
Raccoons are well known for their curiosity and mischievousness. They seem to be found almost everywhere, Southern Canada and through most of the 48 states, cities, suburbs, farm lands, woodlands, as well as riverbanks, wetlands, wilderness areas. They are very adaptable and intelligent animals.
Ground Hog
Raccoons are nocturnal or (night-time active) animals. People seldom see them traveling during the daytime.
Ground Hog
Raccoons is a big masked bandit of the forest and can find a home most anywhere.


Where:                Raccoon Country   
When:                 2004   
Photographer:         Billybob Photo 
Submitted by:         Bobbie Lauren Driskell
Related Species:      Ringtail Cat

                 This big masked bandit wow the hearts of most Richwood wildlife lovers.
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Common Raccoon(1) A racoon grows up to 33 inches long, 9-12 inches at the shoulder. It has a masked face and a tail that is about 16 inches long and has about 6 rings on it. This mammal has a very furry body short front legs, five toes on both the front and hind feet and the foot prints look like human hand and they weigh 15 to 50 lbs when mature.
(2)They are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods, including dog and cat food left outdoors, frogs, salamanders, farm crops or raid chicken coops, fish, amphibians, shellfish, insects, birds, nesting waterfowl, raw eggs, nuts, mice, berries, vegetation, corn and human garbage and sometimes small kittens.
(3)Raccoons are well known for their curiosity and mischievousness. They seem to be found almost everywhere, Southern Canada and through most of the 48 states, cities, suburbs, farm lands, woodlands, as well as riverbanks, wetlands, wilderness areas.
(4)Raccoons are nocturnal or (night-time active) animals. People seldom see them traveling during the daytime.