10 Weird Things You Must Know About The Raccoon

By James Dazouloute --- The Raccoon is a little animal that brings fear into your heart whenever you hear its name mentioned. 
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And mostly it is because the word or disease named '' Rabies “ come to mind when you think of the Raccoon, since this is a disease that is very fatal after 24 hours or once it fully sets in. But does the raccoon get a bad name just because of the disease it carries? And why is it not appreciated for its cleanliness along with its fight for survival? Either way you feel about the raccoon, there are some basic things you need to know about it, and today I intend to share with you all the little Info. That will help you. But First, Did You Know That?:
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The Raccoon likes to wash its food before it eats, but some say that it's because its front paws, when wet, can actually  feel the food better. And even though it is about the size of a small dog, it can scare the living daylight out of you. Also this little animal eats just about everything it can get its paws on, and whether it is your garbage outside your door, or some frogs, or crayfish, or some nuts, some  birds or berries, or some cat food, it will eat it all. And when you see the raccoon, you can not mistake it for any other animal, since it has a black mask around its eyes that makes it look like Zorro, as well it usually has gray or brown fur. 
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Also, you can find the raccoon in the wilderness, the country, and even in the middle of the city! It is very adaptable to any environment, including your rooftop, your attic, your backyard, or any other crawling space it can find. So it behooves you to close off any and all entry point to the inside of your home, if you don't want it to pay you a visit and eat your food. And if you do see the raccoon in your home, do not try to corner it, since you already know that any animal cornered will bite. A survival instinct placed inside all species.

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And Now, 10 More Weird Things You Must Know About The Raccoon:

  1. Raccoons have four feet with five toes both their front hind feet which give the raccoon more stability when running and climbing. 
  2. The underneath of the feet of the raccoon are bare-soled and flat which makes the raccoon waddle rather than walk. 
  3. The front feet of the raccoon are similar to the hands of a human in both appearance and dexterity to allow to the raccoon to easily hold onto things. 
  4. The larger back feet of the raccoon give the raccoon more power when running and balance when the front feet of the raccoon are in use. 
  5. The female raccoon will usually have one litter per year, that usually entails anywhere from one to eight kit. And from January through March is when all the sex takes place usually, then after about 2 months or so, the kits are born with their ear and eye canals closed. Which open up after about 20 days, and then they will be able to stand up after about a month and a half, and the male will reach maturity in about 2 years and the female in 1. And then go on to live for about 16 years in the wild, and about 20 years in captivity.
  6. Raccoons have 40 teeth including four long and sharp canine teeth at the front of the mouth of the raccoon. 
  7. Raccoons use their front hand-like feet to hold onto their food before using their teeth to chew it up and swallow it. 
  8. The sharp canines in the front of the mouth of the raccoon are followed by the premolars which increase in size as they go into the mouth of the raccoon. 
  9. The raccoon uses its molars and premolars to grind up and chewing their food until they are able to swallow it. 
  10. Raccoons are known for their unique habit of washing their food when they are close to water, however raccoons will not pass up a tasty treat if there is no water around to wash it in.


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 For this little animal, its actions will surprise you due to the fact it can use its front paws to turn door knobs and even open jars, and amazingly the raccoon is very smart, for it can remember details even 3 years later about a scene or an escape route. As well it has a keen sense of touch, and use its front paws once again to protect itself. So what has been your encounter with the raccoon?... Share So We All Could Learn. 

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