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Raccoons are mammals native to the Americas in the genus Procyon of the Procyonidae family.

Raccoons are notable for their thumbs, which (though not opposable) enable them to open many closed containers (such as garbage cans) and doors.

They are intelligent omnivores with a reputation for slyness and mischief.

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