Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

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  1.   1.  Description
    1.   1.1  Behavior
  2.   2.  Range
  3.   3.  Speech
  4.   4.  Uses
  5.   5.  More
  6.   6.  'Souls
Latin Name Procyon lotor
Common Name Raccoon
Icon(s) Raccoon

1.  Description

The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates against cold weather. Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask.

1.1  Behavior

Raccoons engage in gender-specific social behavior. Related females often share a common area, while unrelated males live together in groups of up to four animals to maintain their positions against foreign males during the mating season, and other potential invaders.

2.  Range

Found throughout 'Souls. The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and even former urban areas. They avoid open terrain Drifter Bay has some open areas free of raccoons) and areas with high concentrations of beech trees, as beech bark is too smooth to climb.

3.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks Low Speech naturally. It is therefore not able to communicate with Luperci in its natural state. However, this creature is listed as having the ability to comprehend high speech, and may be able to learn to speak broken high speech.

4.  Uses

  • The fur of raccoons is used for clothing, especially for coats and coonskin caps.

5.  More

6.  'Souls

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