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The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (to in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (to lb). Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates against cold weather.