TIL: There’s Probably a Raccoon Living On Your Block

How well do you know your neighbors? If you live in an urban area of North America, you might have a furry neighbor that you haven't yet seen. Raccoons have adapted so well to city life, they are now more common in cities than in the country.

John Hadidian, wildlife scientist at the Humane Society and a National Geographic grantee, explains that raccoons' intelligence, omnivorous diet, and manual dexterity make them masters of adaptation. These clever creatures even use our sewer systems as their own commuter highways. So the next time you see one of these little guys digging in your trash or climbing on your roof, take a moment to appreciate its street smarts.

PRODUCER/EDITOR: Laurence Alexander
SERIES PRODUCER: Christopher Mattle