In spring, the racoons on Mont-Royal loose their sheyness in search of food.

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

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 and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Waschbär [de]
Raccoon [en]
Mapache boreal, Racuna [es]
Raton laveur [fr]


Procyon lotor

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