The most common type of raccoon in North America, Procyon lotor, is known for the black facial colorings around its eyes, which make the animal look like it is wearing a "bandit's mask". These raccoons are grayish-brown in color, and have large tails, often ringed with black.
Raccoons eat a large variety of things, including berries, insects, and small animals. Raccoons are known to "wash" their food before eating it; they are not really washing it, however: the water helps them feel the food.
Raccoons are also well known for being one of the largest animals which have adapted extremely well to cities.\n