Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Raccoon Fact #3 To Hibernate, or Not To Hibernate
Raccoons do not hibernate like bears or other mammals are known to do. But they do tend to stay inside their dens during the winter months. They even become hypoglycemic, which is what happens with true hibernators. Their blood pressure will also drop, and they will use fat reserves made in the fall during the winter months. But it is not rare to see a raccoon active during the winter months in order to forage for food.
To learn more about the raccoon, check out my book on the topic.