The raccoon features a circle of dark fur around the eyes and a small size. The raccoon’s habitat must be close to the water source. They like to live in wet forest areas, but they can also live in farmland, suburbs and urban areas.
The raccoon’s claws are very sensitive, and the tactile cells above are quite rich. After contact with water, the sensitivity of the slow-adapting receptors on the claws is improved. The raccoons can rely on the claws to measure the weight, size, material and temperature of the food.
The raccoons mostly rest in the trees during the day and come out at night. Often active in trees, nests are also built on trees. During the day they sleep in hollow trees and rocks or holes in the ground, and when they are tracked by the black bear, they will escape to the treetops to hide.