Raccoon Information Guide
There are many animals that will hunt, kill, and/or eat raccoons in Ontario and around the world. Here are the most common animals in Ontario that hunt and eat raccoons:
- Cats and Dogs
- Hawks and other Birds of Prey
Predators such as coyotes, owls, and foxes eat raccoons. Raccoons are most active at night, so they are more likely to be predators’ prey during these hours. However, daytime predators such as eagles and hawks will also attack and eat raccoons if given the chance. Even smaller predators like snakes and weasels will eat young or small raccoons. Domestic dogs and cats may also kill and eat raccoons, although this is less common. In general, any animal that is large enough to catch and kill a raccoon is a potential predator. This includes both other mammals and birds of prey. Humans are also predators of raccoons, although we typically only hunt them for sport or fur. There are many other animals that are not native to Ontario that hunt raccoons, such as: Lynxes, alligators, cougars, bobcats, ocelots, and more.