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These animals grow from 20 to 70 cm in length with a gray coat, bushy ringed tail, and the well-known black ‘mask. Weight for these creatures ranges from 5 to 26 kg.

You can find them living in garages, under verandas, hollows in trees, attics, and abandoned houses. They gain access through ripped screens, chimneys, and holes in rooves or eaves.

Raccoons live on garbage (hence the moniker ‘trash pandas’), grubs, and food left out for pets and birds.


If in a house, they will leave urine and feces in attics and crawlspaces. They knock over garbage and green bins spreading trash.


Note that raccoons can pass diseases to both humans and pets.

They are disease vectors for:

  • Raccoon roundworm
  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonella
  • Rabies


There are often bylaws covering when and how raccoons can be removed. These laws include restrictions on removing females with kits (newborn and young animals.) In addition, these animals can become aggressive if threatened. For these and other reasons, it is best to have removal handled by a professional.


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