A raccoon's diet is made up of 40% invertibrates, 33% plant material, and 27% vertibrates.
Raccoons mate between late January and mid-March. During the mating season, males roam their home ranges in search of females in an attempt to court them during the three to four day period when conception is possible. These encounters will often occur at central meeting places. After usually 63 to 65 days of gestation, a litter of typically 2-5 young raccoons are born.