TracksHere's a few excellent pictures of
raccoon tracks courteousy of the United States Department of Agriculture.
of all, here's what the front and hind/rear paw tracks of a raccoon
that much like a humans
hand and foot, these little critters have five fingers and toes also.
It helps make them excellent climbers as well as incredible adapt
at opening trash lids and containers you have laying around of all
sorts. And yes, of course, it makes them more than capable of
getting into your attic by ripping holes in the roof!
Next you'll notice the typically pattern that
you'd see imprinted in the ground when they are walking.
You'll notice that they tend to overlap a bit.
the typical imprint that they leave with all 4's, including the typical
spacing you'd see in an average sized male raccoon. Baby raccoon
will obviously be much smaller, but you'll easily be able to make the
distinction if their prints are next to their mothers...
note, these photos are not indicative of all these animals, as
sum will naturally be larger than others. These are based off
of average sizes of these animals.
Anyway, the next
time you see tracks in the ground you'll know very quickly that it was
a raccoon that left the imprint.