Raccoons are nocturnal creatures covered in a dense layer of fur with the unmistakable bandit mask markings over the face. Raccoons can measure up to 28 inches in length, not including its tail. They live in dens, which could be burrows dug by other animals and abandoned, or natural cavities occurring under large rock and brush piles, or hollow logs and trees. Raccoons will occasionally make their way into attics and crawlspaces, chimneys and abandoned vehicles and often times will wander into a backyard in search of food. They can be especially dangerous to humans, as they are known carriers of certain diseases such as rabies or distemper, which can be transmitted to people.