Goose Creek Lake Wildlife - Raccoons

Updated: 11/30/2017
Raccoons are medium-sized, stocky mammals with a prominent black mask over the eyes and a heavily furred, ringed tail about half the length of head and body, a pointed muzzle and short, pointed ears. The feet are rather long and slender, with naked soles. The upper-parts of adults are grizzled brown and black, strongly washed with yellow. Males and females look alike, although males are heavier.

Raccoons are medium-sized, stocky mammals with a prominent black mask over the eyes and a heavily furred, ringed tail about half the length of head and body, a pointed muzzle and short, pointed ears. The feet are rather long and slender, with naked soles. The upper-parts of adults are grizzled brown and black, strongly washed with yellow. Males and females look alike, although males are heavier.

Size: Total length: 21½–38 inches; tail length: 5–12 inches; weight: 6–25 pounds.