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Raccoons – Did you know?

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Raccoons Facts

Raccoons are one of the most common wild animals removed from homes in central Florida. Here are some facts you may not know about your unwanted house guest.
· Raccoons are about as big as small dogs. They grow to about 23 to 37 inches and weigh 4 to 23 lbs
· They are very adaptable, so they live in a wide range of climates and habitats. They typically make homes, in trees or caves, though they will also make homes in barns, abandoned vehicles and other man-made locations such as your attic.
· Mating season for raccoons falls generally anytime between January and June. Most females begin reproducing around the age of one. The female has a 65-day gestation period and gives birth to two to five kits, usually in the spring.
· The kits stay in the den with their mother until they are between 8-10 weeks old, and will stay with their mother until they reach 13-14 months of age.
· Some of their diseases, including roundworm, trichinosis and rabies, also place people and pets at risk.
· A raccoon can run at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.
· A series of studies in the mid-to-late-twentieth century show that a raccoon can remember solutions to tasks for up to 3 years
· Raccoons climb with agility and are can withstand a drop of 35 feet from a tree. Raccoons are excellent climbers and strong swimmers.
· There are 7 different species of raccoons
· Raccoon's hand looks like human's. They have five fingers and use their hands to collect food, open shells, door or trash cans…
· Average life span in the wild is 5 years, while they can live up to 20 years in captivity
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