A gathering of raccoons is known as a stare. Raccoons are social creatures within their family unit. They will spend one year in the family group before leaving to find a partner.
Raccoons are widely distributed throughout the United States and southern Canada. In the wild, raccoons construct dens in hollow logs or trees, but in suburban and urban environments, they may opt to reside in attics or beneath homes. During the winter’s colder months, raccoons typically remain in their dens, only venturing out on warmer days.
Raccoons consume a vast array of foods, including fruits and nuts, frogs, fish, mussels, and insects. In suburban and urban settings, raccoons feed on cat food, chips, and anything else they can find in garbage cans.