What do Raccoons look like? (9 Pictures of Raccoons!)
Want to know what raccoons looks like?
Well, you’re in the right place!
In this DrPest guide, we showcase 9 different close-up pictures and videos of raccoons.
From wall climbing to comparisons, this guide should help you identify if you have a raccoon problem or not.
If you find that you do have a raccoon problem, we recommend checking out our complete guide to get rid of Raccoons.
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9 of the Best Pictures of Raccoons On The Internet
Are you ready to dig in? Let’s have a look at what raccoons look like!
1. For picture #1 we have close up of a baby raccoon.
2. The next picture is a raccoon looking over a bridge in the woods.
3. Tree hollows are actually some of raccoons favorite denning sites as they provide shelter from predators and the elements, so property owners may see adults climbing trunks to their nests. Since they have sharp claws, raccoons in trees mark up the bark as they climb.
4. Here you can see a picture of a raccoon getting into the shingles of a house. A raccoon can use its nimble hands to tear up shingles on its own. Raccoons try to get into your attic for the same reason as squirrels, but they can be far better at it because they are so dexterous.
5. Well, while baby raccoons look cute and cuddly, it is important to note that they are wild animals, and could be potentially dangerous even at an infant stage. Baby raccoons are not yet old enough to be aggressive to bite and scratch, but their mother is.
6. The next image is of four young raccoons.
7. Here we have a picture of a rabid raccoon. The major threat of raccoons is the rabies virus. While all mammals are technically able to carry rabies, raccoons can spread this virus more easily than some other animals.
8. Raccoons may look harmless, but they can pose dangers to humans. Here is a picture of a little boy who was attacked by a raccoon.
9. In this image, a young raccoon is walking through a yard.
That’s it folks. 9 pictures, images, and videos of raccoons. At this point, you should have a good idea of what raccoons look like and how to spot them crawling around your home and what risk they pose.
If after going through these images and you think you might have an infestation, we highly getting started with removing them! Raccoon removal can be tedious but they are very beatable!