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Procyon lotor

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Distribution & Habitat
Although raccoons generally prefer plant-based foods such as seeds, berries, and nuts they are often seen feeding on things such as insects, fish, eggs, and small mammals if available
A Gaze, A Nursery or A Mask
Canada, Central America, Mexico & United States native. Most of mainland Europe Bahamas & Japan invasive
Habitat: Forest
Fun Fact
Raccoons get their name from the Powhatan word aroughcun which was recorded by John Smith on the same expedition he met Pocahontas. It is thought to roughly translate into “one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands” in reference to how tactile they are

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