Raccoons are small, from North and South America and a few tropical islands where they are a familiar sight just about everywhere because they eat just about anything. Raccoons have distinctive black patches around their eyes that look like a mask. They have a bushy, black-ringed tail, clawed feet, and a pointed snout. They have long fingers and toes and an acute sense of touch. Newborn raccoons do not have black eye patches or a ringed tail; these develop after a few days. Raccoons grow to be about 46-66 cm long plus a striped, furry tail 23-30 cm long.