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Raccoon Facts


- Raccoons do not hibernate, but remain inactive for long periods during severe winter weather.

- Raccoons use their hands to pick grapes and berries very much like a human would.

- The paws of a raccoon can maneuver and open almost anything offered.

- Adult raccoons weigh from 10 to 30 pounds.

- There are 35 subspecies of raccoon recognized.

- Raccoons are the most common carriers of rabies in the United States, especially in the east.