During the 20th Century, the species was introduced to other parts of the globe and now has extensive presence in countries like Germany, Russia and Japan.
The nose and paws of Raccoons are very sensitive. The front paws are capable of sending three-dimensional images to the animals brain, allowing it to ‘see’ while fishing around in the dark, murky water. Raccoons are generally nocturnal and completely omnivorous. Raccoons den in hollow trees, rocks, crevices and ground dens. In urban areas, chimneys, attics, and crawl spaces underneath homes are common den sites.