Raccoon Tracks

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoon Tracks

Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

Raccoon Tracks – What Does A Raccoon Footprint Look Like?

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Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC., is Licensed and Insured, and Provides Both Residential and Commercial Raccoon Removal Services.


Welcome to our guide on raccoon tracks! If you’ve ever wondered how to identify the tracks of this mischievous mammal, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll cover what raccoon tracks look like, how to identify them, and some interesting facts about these nocturnal creatures.


What Do Raccoon Tracks Look Like?

Raccoon tracks are distinctive and easily recognizable. They have five toes on both the front and hind feet, arranged in a semi-circle shape. The front feet are smaller and rounder than the hind feet, which are elongated and more oblong in shape. The front feet also have a thumb-like toe that is set off to the side and slightly behind the other toes. The hind feet have a distinctive heel pad that resembles a human foot. Overall, raccoon tracks are approximately 2-3 inches in length and 2-4 inches in width.

How To Identify Raccoon Tracks

Identifying raccoon tracks is fairly easy once you know what to look for. One of the most important things to keep in mind is the shape of the track. As mentioned above, raccoon tracks have a semi-circle shape with five toes on both the front and hind feet. The toes are long and slender, with sharp claws that are often visible in the track. Another key identifier is the presence of a heel pad on the hind foot. This pad is much larger than the toe pads and is usually visible in the track.

Another way to identify raccoon tracks is to look for other signs of their presence in the area. Raccoons are known for their scavenging and foraging habits, so if you see overturned trash cans or disturbed garden beds, it’s possible that a raccoon has been around. You may also be able to smell their distinctive musky odor, especially if they are living in a nearby den.

Interesting Facts About Raccoons

Raccoons are fascinating creatures with a number of unique traits. For example, they are excellent climbers and can easily scale trees and other structures in search of food or shelter. They are also skilled swimmers and are known to dive into water to catch fish or other aquatic prey. Raccoons are omnivores and will eat just about anything, including insects, fruits, nuts, and even small animals like mice or rabbits. Finally, raccoons are nocturnal and are most active at night, which is why you may not see them very often during the day.

In conclusion, identifying raccoon tracks is fairly straightforward once you know what to look for. Keep an eye out for their distinctive semi-circle shape with five toes on both the front and hind feet, as well as the large heel pad on the hind foot. And if you’re lucky enough to spot a raccoon in person, take a moment to appreciate these fascinating creatures and their unique adaptations to their environment.


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