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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Raccoon Procyon lotor

Mammalia > Carnivora > Procyonidae

Names in different Languages

GermanWaschbär
EnglishRaccoon
FrenchRaton laveur
SpanishMapache boreal, Racuna

Description

Native to North America widely distributed in deciduous, mixed forests and due to its adaptability extending into urban areas. Nocturnal and omnivorous eating invertebrates, vertebrates and plants.

How to Identify

Its mask and the white rings along the tail are distinctive characteristics.

Where When to Spot

Can be observed in all larger parks around Montreal. Although nocturnal, especially during spring also active during day.

Photos

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Observations

Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2022-05-01
Park Angrignon, Montreal2022-04-10
Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2019-04-13
Park Mont-Royal2018-04-01
Park Mont-Royal2015-06-07
Park Mont-Royal2015-04-05
Park Mont-Royal2014-04-12