We’re meeting one more local of Salamander Woods. Are you ready? This animal is coming over during our last big bonfire as he is nocturnal! Let’s all be on the lookout for a little racoon!


Raccoon Fun Facts:

  • Raccoons live in North America. They are common.
  • They grow up to 28″ long and can weigh up to 20lbs.
  • Raccoon are omnivores. They will eat almost anything, from invertebrates to plants to small animals.
  • Raccoons have 40 teeth!
  • They live in all kind of habitats, from swamps to forests to cities.
  • Raccoons are famous for their masked faces.
  • Raccoons are nocturnal.


  • They are known to wash their food off in creeks or streams.
  • Raccoons do not hibernate, but they do store fat before the winter and lose up to 50% of their body weight.
  • Raccoons have 5 digits on their front paws. These fingers act like human hands in a way.
  • They are excellent climbers and swimmers!


Raccoons are intelligent critters! They get a bad rap, but they are amazing! And you know you can’t resist those cute little faces!

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