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Q: Just curious if anyone can tell me if raccoons

January 21, 2009 | By Sharon | 3 answers | Expired: 2142 days ago

Sharon

and possums hibernate in the winter?They always
came in to feed in the evening on our patio but since the cold weather and 8 inches of snow we
haven't seen them.

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Butte Humane S.
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Jan 21, 2009

Raccoons do not hibernate, they will sleep more when it is cold out....as most animals do! Not sure about opossums!

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Wayne S.
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Jan 21, 2009

opossums also do not hibernate.

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Kelly
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Feb 04, 2009

The others are right...neither hibernate but they are less active during the winter. I still see possums coming in to eat at the feral cat stations but they're coming in earlier in the evenings than they do the rest of the year. Right now I'm seeing them just after it gets dark. I haven't spotted any raccoons lately.

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