Raccoons in Pennsylvania
Description of raccoons in Pennsylvania
Raccoons have learned to co-exist with humans surprisingly well. Females have several dens and often move into residences, garages, and businesses in order to give birth and raise their babies.
Usually, when a raccoon is found indoors, there are is a baby raccoon close by. Females give birth to two to five kits, usually in the spring.
Raccoons have opposable thumbs similar to humans. This gives them the ability to pull, tear, open and lift things.
If a raccoon finds a vulnerable spot on your home or business, they will quickly take advantage of it. Once inside, they will make a warm nest to give birth and raise their young.
Once the kits are old enough they will begin to explore and follow their mother around. Raccoons will continue to return year-after-year unless they are relocated and any entry points are repaired.