raccoon

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raccoon

a gray-brown animal with a long, furry tail ringed with black, a sharp, pointed face, and about as big as a medium-sized dog. It is terrestrial, arboreal and aquatic, omnivorous and nocturnal. Called also coon, Procyon lotor.

raccoon dog
raccoon poxvirus
a poxvirus that causes typical pox lesions in the raccoon.
raccoon rabies
a major wildlife reservoir and source of human exposure in the southeastern United States.
raccoon roundworm
baylisascarisprocyonis.
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Wild inhabitants of Leicestershire include numerous racoons and Oban in Scotland is home to several monkeys.
Racoons can turn their hands to many things, and will always show commitment to the hobbies and interests they settle on
German pest controllers said the racoons now number in the millions and often live under houses to shelter from predators.
OPENING event in this year's Conwy Biodiversity Week is a A racoon wildlife and crafts day at Nant y Coed nature reserve, Llanfairfechan, on June 6, between 2-5pm.
Animal sightings since 2000 also include 51 wallabies, 13 dangerous spiders, including a tarantula and a Black Widow, 13 racoons, 10 crocodiles, seven wolves, three pandas, two scorpions, and one penguin.
Authorities believe the mountain lion is preying on the cats and on skunks, racoons and possums attracted to the food left for the cats.
WHAT do racoons, coatis, sloths, wild boar and mangrove snakes all have in common?
The rotting carcasses of racoons, rabbits and squirrels were found in her freezer and in a garage.
The Gentleshaw centre is currently home to around 150 creatures, including snakes, monkeys, pumas and racoons.
In the case of the giant panda, its closest relatives, racoons and rabbits, are not ideal surrogate mothers, so a black bear is to carry the baby.
However, these programmes were also mentioned: Round the Twist, Racoons, HartBeat, Maid Marian and her Merry Men, Roobarb and Custard and the Magic Roundabout.
The Alcester Road clinic, which usually vaccinates cats brought in by the charity, had to look up details on caring for racoons online.