Thursday, June 18, 2020

11 raccoons removed from Toronto home under construction

This is pretty interesting wildlife. A Toronto wildlife control company says they were called to a home under construction to remove 11 raccoons that had found their way into the house overnight. A Gates Wildlife Control worker has his camera rolling during their removal. Some have said that Toronto has the most raccoons, out of all cities in the world.

Raccoons can be found in many places in Toronto, especially in the spring and summer months. Some have called Toronto: the raccoon capital of Canada or the whole world. Some call them Canada's "trash pandas." They certainly survive and thrive in Toronto.

The raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm. It has a body weight of 5 to 26 kg. Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which successfully insulates it against cold weather. The raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws, its facial mask and its ringed tail.

Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are amazingly able to remember the solution to tasks for at least 3 years. They are usually nocturnal and omnivorous. They eat approximately 40% invertebrates, 33% plants, and 27% vertebrates.

Raccoons can be found natively throughout most of the USA and Canada. They can also be found in parts of Latin America, from Mexico extending down to the northernmost regions of South America. They are usually found in woodlands and grassy areas. Usually, they are not found in the high Rocky Mountains or in the Southwestern desert.

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