Raccoons are extremely active, curious and destructive animals and, as with any wild species, do best in the wild whenever possible. If you do find an injured or baby raccoon in the US, please contact your local wildlife rescue for help.
One of the raccoon's most distinctive features is its facial mask. The black fur extending from the eyes contrasts sharply with the surrounding white fur. Reminiscent of a bandit's mask, this unique physical characteristic has enhanced the animal's reputation for mischief. | ☀Raccoon Portrait by Rita Ivanauskas on 500px*