Monday, June 20, 2011

Raccoon is the small mammals

Raccoon is the small mammals that live in North America, Central America, South America and some islands in the West Indies. Raccoon family with a panda. Adult raccoon length 61 cm to 107 cm including the tail length of 20 to 40 cm. Raccoon furry brownish; bushy tail, long, and bergelan-black bracelets. Raccoon face marked with black fur around her eyes so it looks like a mask. Raccoon hunted down and taken his fur to make hats and coats.

Raccoon teeth and claws are very sharp so that she can hold food or other objects with his front leg. Raccoon good at swimming. He lived in the forests near rivers or lakes and often nest in trees. Raccoon diet consists of meat and fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, eggs and insects. Sometimes a raccoon washing advance what he ate.

Species common raccoon (Procyon lotor) are found in almost all America. every spring the mother raccoon give birth usually 4 to 6 children, and members of a family of raccoons live and move together for 1 year.

Other raccoon species, scattered from Costa Rica to southern South America, the crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus). This species is longer than other species, although slightly shorter tail; teeth are thicker and stronger and shorter.

Raccoons can sometimes be a nuisance to plants in your backyard or get into your attic, but you should never, ever forcibly remove them or do anything that could bring them harm. Call a raccoon removal service that will make sure they get back to their natural habitat in the most humane manner possible. Or, if you don’t mind having the little guys in your yard, you could always try leaving them a snack!

Raccoons can cause substantial damage. In urban areas, raccoons damage building (particularly attics and roofs), gardens, fruit trees, lawns, garbage cans and trash containers. They are also attracted to pet food left outdoors and will attack pets. Occasionally, one or more raccoons will establish a communal toilet area resulting in time of the deposition of a large number of scats. In rural areas, raccoons may feed on farm crops or raid poultry houses. A raccoon typically attacks birds by biting the head or upper neck area. The heads of adult birds are usually bitten off and left some distance from the body. The crop and breast may be torn and chewed and the entrails eaten. Raccoons have been known to mutilate poultry in cages by pulling heads or legs off. Several kills may be made during a single night raid with part of one or more carcasses fed upon. Dead fowl may be at the kill site or dragged several yards away. Raccoons are also serious predators of wild bird populations. Reports indicate that raccoons have been responsible for eliminating local populations of some nesting waterfowl.

Raccoons are not threatened or endangered. They are classified as furbearers in California. Fur harvest regulations are set by the California Department of Fish and Game. A trappers license or depredation permit may be required before taking any raccoons. It is a violation of California state law for any wildlife to be kept as pets. Only authorized wildlife rehabilitators may keep injured or orphaned wildlife and then only for limited periods of time. California Department of Fish and Game regulation prohibit the relocation of raccoons and other wildlife without written permission of the Department. For further information on the legal status of raccoons and other wildlife, contact your California Department of Fish and Game regional office.

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