Raccoons are social animals, originating from North America. They are great foragers and best known as opportunistic pests who love raiding food stores and bins! A group of raccoons is called a “gaze”.

icon-eats These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs & mice – they also raid nests for tasty eggs.
icon-lives They are opportunistic when it comes to choosing a den. They may inhabit a tree, fallen log, or a house’s attic (unbeknown to the owners of the house!). They have lived in their house for many years and use it to play, climb and sleep in.
icon-breeds Females can have one to seven cubs in early summer. The young raccoons often spend the first two months of their lives, high in a tree.
icon-alert Look up! Raccoons are timid animals but regularly sit together in the branches of our tree.They recently had their tree pruned back to keep it healthy so we have installed a few barrels for them to curl up in!