Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Working With Wildlife – Raccoon (N.C. State University Extension)
Raccoons use both ground dens and cavity trees are used for shelter and escape, but tree cavities are preferred for raising young.

North Carolina Wildlife Profiles – Raccoon  (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Raccoons are most abundant in habitats associated with water, such as bottom-land forests, hardwood swamps and marshes.

Coexisting with Raccoons (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Raccoons can be pesky, tenacious critters, and people dealing with one are often desperate for a solution. Sometimes, the answer is as simple as clearing the area of any possible food sources. Other times, the answer may be more complex.