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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Number of Number of elevated ground Order stations stations (a) Species (n = 21) (n = 39) Carnivora American Marten (Martes americana) 19 19 Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) 0 9 American Mink (Neovison vison) 0 1 Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) 0 2 Short-tailed Weasel (Mustela erminea) 0 2 American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) 2 5 Coyote (Canis latrans) 3 9 Bobcat (Lynx rufus) 3 8 Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor) 1 0 Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) 0 1 Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) 0 1 Western Spotted Skunk (Spilogale gracilis) 0 2 Rodentia Sciuridae 7 31 Lagomorpha Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) 0 9 Artiodactyla Mule or Black-tailed Deer 0 4 (Odocoileus hemionus) (a) All ground stations had bait generally accessible to terrestrial mammals, but 3 ground stations also had elevated baits.
Species such as Coyotes and Northern Raccoons have experienced range expansions for decades through anthropogenic landscape-scale effects, and potentially climate change (Moore and Parker 1992; Gehrt 2003, Lariviere 2004).

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