A jet black mask sits between the snow white brow and muzzle of the Raccoon, keeping the animal’s eyes and thoughts secret to the human onlooker. White fur fills its highly sensitive ears, and thick gray/brown fur keeps its stout body warm through the winter months. The Raccoon’s fur darkens in the humid dense forests, but lightens to a reddish color if the animal habitats in arid climates. Thickness also varies according to location. A thicker coat is found on Raccoons that live in the colder north, while thinner coats cover those living in the northern parts of South America. Thick or thin, black or red, the Raccoon is still hunted for its beautiful fur.
In addition to its Lone Ranger mask, the Raccoon’s striped tail triggers intrigue. Beyond the noticeable 5-7 bands of dark fur, the Raccoon’s bushy tail is also practical. It keeps the animal balanced and it stores fat during the winter months. Perhaps due to its nocturnal life style in addition to its unique fur pattern, the Raccoon has retained its mystic despite the fact that it can become an annoyance to some. Tiny hairless fingers search for delicacies through front yards and sometimes back doors. Nonetheless, the Raccoon remains an icon of mystery and beauty. PoshPelts is proud to offer our faux Raccoon products so that you can enjoy its beauty too.