Where do raccoons hibernate in winter?
Jul 20, 2023

Where do raccoons hibernate in winter?

Ezekiel Fairweather
by Ezekiel Fairweather

Contrary to common belief, raccoons don't actually hibernate in the winter; they enter a state of 'torpor'. During torpor, these furry creatures stay in their dens and sleep heavily to conserve energy, but they can wake up and get out if it's warm enough. Their dens can be found in a variety of places like hollow trees, brush piles, abandoned burrows, or even in attics or under decks in suburban areas. It's fascinating to see how these adaptable creatures manage to survive the chilly winter months. Remember though, if you come across a raccoon den, it's best to leave it undisturbed.

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