Raccoon Procyon lotor
Order Carnivore flesh-eating mammals of great diversity in habitat and appearance
Suborder Pinnipedia– mostly marine and Suborder Fissipedia– mostly land-living
- long pointed canine teeth
- 3 incisors on both sides of both jaws
- a divided foot with 4 toes
Family Procyonidae Raccoons (walk on entire sole of foot, teeth lack “slicing” characteristic of most other carnivores, have ringed tails).
- Walk on entire sole of foot, teeth lack “slicing” character of most other Carnivores,
- Have ringed tails.
- 2 species in North America
- Omnivore: eats crayfish, fish, turtles, frogs, small mammals, birds, eggs, insects, corn, melons, acorns, berries, grapes
- Curious –handle items with sensitive feet
Habitat: near streams, lakes , marshes. Adaptable to urban environments