Raccoons Are Actually Much Smarter Than We First Thought

8. What do they eat?

While we may be used seeing them root around in the trash, raccoons in the wild find most of their food in the water.

According to National Geographic, a hungry raccoon will happily feast on crayfish and frogs, while mice, insects, and eggs provide a tempting treat on land.

“Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms,” Nat Geo maintains. “They will even open garbage cans to dine on the contents.”

Source: Pexels Raccoons in the wild find most of their food in the water.
Source: Pexels
Raccoons in the wild find most of their food in the water.

7. Is there anything they won’t eat?

Well, maybe not.

These omnivores are pretty indiscriminate when it comes to mealtime, and their increasing numbers are proof they’re well fed.

Raccoons have a unique ability to tolerate foods we would otherwise find repellant. Some may call it superpower, and perhaps they’re right. But while food may test their super stomach strength, it’s also their kryptonite. Raccoons will go to great lengths to find food, as proven in the Aesop’s Fable test. They’ll even break into homes to find the food within, according to Critter Control.

Learn more about the raccoon’s super abilities, legal or not, in the video below.

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