Raccoons were able to learn how to survive and adjust to changes within their surroundings. After being animals that are traditionally in the forest, they’ve learned to stay in urban conditions with the advancement of land development that have affected their population in the wild. Now they have become extremely common just about everywhere, including your house, attic or in any part of your property and one of the remarkable things that annoy people about them is raccoon sounds. They’ve been known to only weigh only 20 lbs the most when in their natural habitat, but many surpass this weight because of the wide array of food they usually came across.
Being smart animals, raccoon are actually known to outsmart other creatures and even humans especially when it comes to avoiding traps and other tricks that other animals cannot seem to notice. Though they usually avoid contact with humans, caution must be taken while in their presence. When provoked and cornered in your house or in your yard, they could become really aggressive and may attack with their claws and razor-sharp teeth to protect themselves as well as their kits.
Raccoons typically enter properties through water-damaged roofs or old holes like a chimney with no cap. They could, however, rip through most typical building materials; including the soft parts of your house. This is just the start of the havoc they can cause in your home. They’re known to damage wiring, air conditioner duct system and the insulation up in the attic. It goes without saying they leave a terrible mess when they defecate and pee all over your attic plus their very annoying raccoon sounds.
Raccoons are smart critters, usually studied because of this fascinating attribute in captive environment. These animals are remarkably brilliant and resourceful naturally as well. There are plenty of interesting information about raccoons, prior to enjoying these; it’s good to get a brief knowledge of exactly what the raccoon species is about.
For food, they’ll eat just about anything. They are definitely probably the most fascinating omnivores there is. In some times, they’ll munch on bugs and earthworms, and can also feed on fruits and different nuts in different seasons. They’re even recognized to enjoy specific vertebrates including fish and frogs.
Their diet will work for them back when they are in the wild, since raccoons are actually known also to have a longer life. When in captivity, raccoons have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. However, when in their natural habitat when there are dangers and threats affecting their life span, they live much shorter. In the wild they can only live as much as three years.