Are raccoons an invasive species of animal?



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    The common raccoon (Procyon lotor) has an interesting history of population fluctuation within North America. However, starting around the 1940s, the raccoon population began to steadily increase, with a North American population 15-20 times higher in the 1980s than it was in the 1930s. Raccoons are very adaptable creatures, and thrive in many habitats including urban and suburban areas. In the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, raccoons were commonly hunted for pelts and meat, which kept their population down. Technically, raccoons are not an invasive animal, but with fewer natural predators and the ability to adapt to human landscapes they share two important characteristics with invasive species.  

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