Raccoons are social animals, originating from North America. They are great foragers and best known as opportunistic pests who love raiding food stores and bins! A group of raccoons is called a “gaze”.
|These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs & mice – they also raid nests for tasty eggs.|
|They are opportunistic when it comes to choosing a den. They may inhabit a tree, fallen log, or a house’s attic (unbeknown to the owners of the house!). They have lived in their house for many years and use it to play, climb and sleep in.|
|Females can have one to seven cubs in early summer. The young raccoons often spend the first two months of their lives, high in a tree.|
|Look up! Raccoons are timid animals but regularly sit together in the branches of our tree.They recently had their tree pruned back to keep it healthy so we have installed a few barrels for them to curl up in!|