Common Name: Raccoon
Scientific Name: Procyon lotor
Habitat: Woodlands, especially along streams, ponds, or lakes where large hollow trees may be used for dens.
Diet: Omnivorous—frogs, fish, crawfish, small mammals, bird eggs, insects, fruit, corn, and nuts.
Raccoons are highly adaptable and have become quite accustomed to life around people. During the last decade, its association with rabies in the Commonwealth has made it a less favored neighbor than might otherwise be the case.