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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Do you think squirrels, badgers, racoons, skunks and the like are stupid?
Animal sightings since 2000 also include 51 wallabies, 43 snakes, 15 owls, 13 dangerous spiders including a tarantula and a Black Widow, 13 racoons, 10 crocodiles, seven wolves, four eagles, three pandas, two scorpions and one penguin.
We lost a lot of money that night but I gained a hatred for racoons, and I miss my chickens terribly.
It follows a spate of complaints by householders of racoons breaking into houses in search of food and shelter in the cold weather.
Some are already in the wild in isolated populations, while others, including racoons, the leopard cat and the American beaver, could gain footholds in the future.
Owl and squirrel monkeys, lemurs and racoons - previously listed as dangerous - can be kept without a special licence from October.
They include 6000 big-cat sightings, 51 wallabies, 43 snakes, 13 dangerous spiders, 13 racoons, 10 crocodiles, seven wolves, three pandas, two scorpions and one penguin.
As a result of climate change, zoo thefts and animal escapes, it is no longer uncommon to see animals such as panthers, leopards, exotic snakes and racoons in the UK, experts claim.
Red pandas are similar to racoons in size and appearance.
There are the black bears in the San Gabriel and Santa Susanas, deer herds, mountain lions, gray foxes and racoons, Skei said.
Instead a menagerie of more than 50 monkeys, racoons, macaws, African parrots, porcupines, a giant tortoise, and an animal related to the Tasmanian Devil, was discovered.
The Gentleshaw centre is currently home to around 150 creatures, including snakes, monkeys, pumas and racoons.