Racoon

The raccoon (Procyon lotor), also called “coon,” is a stocky mammal about 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 cm) long, weighing 10 to 30 pounds (4.5 to 13.5 kg) (rarely 40 to 50 pounds [18 to 22.5 kg]). It is distinctively marked, with a prominent black “mask” over the eyes and a heavily furred, ringed tail.

Features

Behavior:

The raccoon is mostly nocturnal. It is also solitary, except for mothers and their young. In the winter the raccoon may sleep in its den for a few weeks but it does not hibernate. The raccoons usually walks, but it can run at speeds of up to 15 miles an hour. It is also a good swimmer and often hunts for food in the water. The raccoon makes a variety of vocalizations including hisses, whistles, screams, growls and snarls.

Habitat:

The raccoon lives in wooded areas near water. It is very adaptable though and is also found in suburbs and cities. It usually makes its den in a tree, but it may make its home in an abandoned woodchuck burrow, a cave, barn, sewer, or even a house.

Active:

This animal is mostly nocturnal. It is also solitary, except for mothers and their young. In the winter the raccoon may sleep in its den for a few weeks but it does not hibernate. The raccoons usually walks, but it can run at speeds of up to 15 miles an hour. It is also a good swimmer and often hunts for food in the water. The raccoon makes a variety of vocalizations including hisses, whistles, screams, growls and snarls.

Methods of hunting permitted for use:

  • stalking,
  • ambush hunting,
  • trapping (automatic trap)

Permitted hunting tools:

Hunting fire smooth-bore long-barreled arms; firearm with a rifled barrel of caliber no more than 8 mm and a seating distance of not more than 51 mm (including a caliber of 5.6 mm for a rim-fire cartridge); hunting firearm combined weapons (smooth-bore and rifted gun), including with rebarreling and auxiliary rifled barrels of 5.6 mm caliber for rim-fire cartridge; traps (automatic traps), including deadfalls of various types, mole traps.

Cherkans (wooden traps for animals living in lodges), gin traps, snares, and other analogues of automatic traps, as well as nets, cages, live traps and etc; cold bladed hunting weapon. It is allowed to use a hunting pneumatic weapon with a muzzle energy of no more than 25 J for taking a chipmunk, ground squirrel, ground squirrel, hamster, water vole. Hunting for a lynx, badger, wolverine, hare and beaver using a hunting firearm with a rifled barrel of 5.6 mm caliber for a rim-fire cartridge is not performed.

Fur

Raccoon fur is beautiful, voluminous, warm and fluffy, with a long, coarse, tangible and soft underfur, cozy and very warm. Raccoon fur has plasticity, is the most wear-resistant, perfectly repel moisture. Modern processing technologies allow you to create light and warm fabrics that long retain their shape, shine and density of the pile. There is an opinion that, due to the long pile, the fur is not able to energetically influence a person, to raise his spirits.

The natural color of the raccoon, like the silver fox fur, is tricolor, has black, brown and red colors. And all this beautiful color attached fluffy tail in a transverse strip. The guard hairs of the raccoon fur have black tips, and a light, yellowish lower part of the underfur. In some individuals, the fur does not contain this yellowish tone, and then the fur is called silver. If the lower part of the spine and podpushi almost orange, then this color is called golden.

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