Raccoons have a distinctive black mask and ringed tail. Raccoons tend to vary in weight, from 6 to 20 lbs for a female, and 15 to 27 lbs for a male. They are nocturnal animal meaning they become active shortly after sunset until shortly before sunrise and spend their days sleeping. The breeding season is February thru March and giving birth approximately 2 to 2.5 months later. There are 2-5 pups per litter on average. Raccoons can tend to live in groups of 1-3 when it is not the mating season. They find refuge under porches, stoops, decks, chimneys, and sometimes attics. Attics can be destroyed by a raccoon and its family. Feces carry disease and can be harmful.