Raccoons are animals that are known for their masks on the eyes and tails with rings of black and gray fur. They have five fingers on both the front and back legs. Their long, nimble fingers allow them to open locks, untie knots, open doors and jars. The prints of their paws are like tiny prints of human hands. They are, first of all, nocturnal animals and live in many urban areas, as well as in the low-populated areas of Canada and the USA.
In fact, the most densely populated colony of raccoons in the New York region, lives in New York itself. Raccoons are very intelligent and adaptable to the environment of animals. They are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods, including frogs, fish, amphibians, mollusks, insects, birds, eggs, mice, carrion, berries, nuts, vegetation, salamanders, insects, berries, corn, food for cats, and human garbage.
Their tracks can usually be found next to a pond or a river. Wherever there is water, you will find dirt, which is an excellent medium for studying raccoon tracks. It is widely believed that raccoons always “wash” their food before eating. This is not true. Raccoons do have a kind of habit called “spraying”, as they dunk their food in the water before putting it in their mouth. This helps to enhance tactile sensations and helps them to find food under water, feeling it with their sensitive fingers.
It also helps them to understand objects that are not edible for them. During the cold weather raccoons will sleep for several days, but not to winter. The raccoon litter is tubular and blunt at the ends.